Taku Satoh, ‘Two Experiments’ (2009). Image courtesy of the designer.

Created from many layered sheets of paper, the designer Taku Satoh made a set of three-dimensional hiragana characters for his project “Two Experiments” (2009). Presented in wooden boxes, each letterform is described by the curvature of the paper’s edges while being housed neatly within its own case. Making good use of is the gestural marks of this syllabary, full of loops and twists, Satoh’s hiragana is sculpted, fragile and blank.

Taku Satoh, ‘Two Experiments’ (2009). Image courtesy of the designer.

Taku Satoh, ‘Two Experiments’ (2009). Image courtesy of the designer.

Taku Satoh, ‘Two Experiments’ (2009). Image courtesy of the designer.

Taku Satoh, ‘Two Experiments’ (2009). Image courtesy of the designer.

Taku Satoh, ‘Two Experiments’ (2009). Image courtesy of the designer.

Taku Satoh, ‘Two Experiments’ (2009). Image courtesy of the designer.

Taku Satoh was born in Tokyo (1955). The designer lives and works in Tokyo.
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