Folding Screen






In a corner in Rikako Nagashima’s graphic design studio in Tokyo, there is a large pile of scrap paper, leftovers from numerous print projects. Nagashima was looking for a way to make use of this paper when she was asked to join this project. In her studio, the scrap paper was shredded, turned into paper pulp and the pulp back into paper like traditional Japanese washi. The resulting hand made paper represents a sum of all those past projects, scrambled and brought into a new shape. The collage of scrap paper, added onto the base-paper result in a marble like texture, that is contemporary and Japanese at the same time. Kataoka Byoubuten, manufacturer traditional folding screens, applied the paper onto custom built screens. The screens are meant to illustrate the potential of traditional screens for contemporary art and design.