Zushiki

Zushiki, or 図式, is a Japanese word for plan, scheme, pattern and design. Zushiki Light Art is inspired by modular origami in which multiple sheets of paper are used to create a larger and more complex design.  These designs are not possible using single-piece origami techniques. Historically, modular origami first appeared in a Japanese book published in 1743 called Ranma Zushiki. The book shows a modular origami cube called tamatebako, or玉手箱, translated as “magic treasure chest.”

Each of Zushiki Light Art is folded from several sheets of acid-free cotton paper and connected by either adhesives or metal rings. Illuminated by LEDs, each Zushiki lights, invites the ephemeral interplay between the light and shadow throughout the night, providing a soft ambience that highlights the intricacy and the mathematical complexity of each piece.

Icicle

Diameter: 12″

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

Folded from twenty pieces of paper.

LED globe to provide warm and bright light.

This light can be packaged flat.

Assembly required.

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

Pineapple

Diameter: 14″

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

Folded from twelve pieces of paper.

LED globe to provide warm and bright light.

This light art is not for sale.

Twister

Width: 18″

Cotton Paper,  Acid-free Adhesive, LED strip

Folded from ten pieces of uncut squares.

Custom LED strip to provide warm and  bright light.

This light is not for sale.

Planeta

Diameter: 16″

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


Folded from thirty pieces of paper.

LED globe to provide warm and bright light. 

This light art is not for sale.

Crystalline

Diameter: 13″

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


Folded from twenty pieces of paper.

LED globe to provide warm and bright light.

Crystalline is designed as a DIY project.

The instruction is available at http://www.instructables.com/id/Crystalline/

See a short video of how to create Crystalline on Vimeo. 

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