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. 

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.

For more research related to Kawasaki light art, please visit here

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.