The circular shape created by assembling 45 separate rhombuses portrays the concept of unity.
This is a paper bowl that envelopes air. It is possible to create various shapes by pulling it in different directions. The paper is thin and light, but when expanded it is rigid and strong enough to stand alone.
Asao Tokolo (Artist)
Studied at the AA School of Architecture in London following graduation from Tokyo Zokei University in 1992. His decorative patterns based on the concept of ‘connection’ stem from September 11, 2001, and he continues to work in fields straddling art, architecture, and design. He designs and creates simple geometric crests and patterns that can be drawn with a ruler and compass, and three dimensional forms using the same principles.He is a visiting professor at Tokyo Zokei University and lecturer at the University of Tokyo Faculty of Engineering.Major works include artwork for BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE, lower façade glass pattern for Dai Nagoya Building, and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games emblems.