Kawasaki

Kawasaki Light Art is inspired by flat-foldable origami. In Mathematics of paper folding, Kawasaki’s theorem, named after Toshikazu Kawasaki, gives a criterion for determining whether a crease pattern with a single vertex may be folded to form a flat figure. For a design to be completely folded into a flat figure, one of the requirements is that Kawasaki’s theorem must be satisfied at each vertex.

Each Kawasaki Light Art can be folded from a single piece of sheet material, in either Tyvek or Hi-tec Kozo.  It can be folded into flat figures and can then be deployed into a three dimensional volume. Therefore, Kawasaki lights can be shipped in small, flat and light packages and can be easily assembled using plastic buttons.

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Torus

Diameter 24″

High-tec Kozo or Tyvek, plastic, LED


Folded from one piece of uncut paper.

Custom LED strip to provide warm and bright light. 

This light is shipped flat.

This light comes with a 12 Volt power supply, a LED strip and a white or black cloth covered cord.

JMM Math Art Exhibition, Mathematical Association of America, Best of Sculpture Award

Durian (L)

Diameter 24″

Tyvek or Hi-tec Kozo, Plastic, Stainless Steel, LED


Folded from one piece of uncut Tyvek structural paper.

This light is shipped flat.

​This light comes with a a LED globe and a white or black cloth covered cord.

Durian

Width: 7″

Height: 15″

Tyvek or Hi-tec Kozo, Plastic, Stainless Steel, LED


Folded from one piece of Tyvek paper.

LED globe to provide warm and bright light. 

This light is shipped fat.

Each light comes with a LED globe and a white or black cloth covered cord.

Booma Square

Width: 8″

Height 18″

Tyvek or Hi-tec Kozo, Plastic, Stainless Steel, LED


Folded from one piece of uncut Tyvek structural paper.

LED globe to provide warm and bright light.


This light is shipped flat.

Booma Hexagon

Width: 9″

Height 18″

Tyvek or Hi-tec Kozo, Plastic, Stainless Steel, LED


Folded from one piece of uncut Tyvek structural paper.

LED globe to provide warm and bright light.


This light is shipped flat.

Booma Hexagon (L)

Width: 24″

Height 12″

Hi-tec Kozo, Stainless Steel, LED


Folded from six pieces of paper.

LED globe to provide warm and bright light.


This light is shipped flat.

Coralina

Diameter 24″

Tyvek, Plastic, Stainless Steel, LED


Folded from one piece of uncut Tyvek structural paper.

This light is not for sale.

Moonlight Mandala (L)

Diameter 18″

Tyvek 0r Hi-tec Kozo, Plastic, Stainless Steel, LED


Folded from one piece of uncut Tyvek structural paper.

This light is not for sale.

Moonlight Mandala

Width: 16″

Cotton Paper, Stainless Steel, Acid-free Adhesive, LED

Folded from one piece of rectangle with two straight cuts.

LED bulb to provide warm, bright light.

This is light art is not for sale.

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