Kirigami

Martina Wylie

 
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Materials: Furniture Grade Birch Ply, Mulberry Silk, Carbon Fibre Rods

This piece is a folding screen design inspired by Kirigami, a Japanese style of making valley and mountain folds to create pop up art. Precise curved panels are carved by an assortment of CNC router bits, including a 3mm cut using a ball-nosed drill bit. 5mm carbon fibre rods are then sandwiched in the ball-nosed cut, and the panels are then glued together to form a pivoting piece. To assure the screen pieces fit accurately together, 0.2MM tolerances are required between each panel. For the screen’s paper, mulberry silk fibres are layered with wall paper paste to create translucent silk paper, which allows light to pass through the screen.

 
 
 
 
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