One of newest series, Ori, is based on the work of Yuko Nishimura, who fuses origami and origata in her art. This collection is made up of four designs available in the Mini format.

The Art of the Fold

Folding is an everyday practice in Japan, where from familiarity is born innovation, experimentation and a finely honed craft. Highly structured yet perfectly organic, a fold can be at once bravely minimal and breathtakingly sophisticated.

In her relief works, Ms. Nishimura’s folded curves and straight lines suggest formal structure and the creative impulse. Repetition creates patterns and symmetry which in turn bring æsthetic and emotional pleasure to the viewer. These exquisite pieces celebrate the ties between art, culture and
everyday life in Japan. From the simple fold we are reminded of the unending story of human ingenuity.

A sampling of Yuko Nishimura’s relief artwork

To find out more about our Ori collection visit our Ori collection page here.

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