Origami, the traditional Japanese art of folding paper, has just become more interesting with Asao Tokolo’s distinctive patterns. Printed patterns link up on the fold lines to create new geometric patterns.
Born in Tokyo in 1969. 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