BUAISOU Indigo Dyed Airvase
The latest Airvase Artist Series is an amazing collaboration with BUAISOU. BUAISOU are a group of new-generation indigo farmers and dyers who have undertaken the complete process of traditional indigo dying from cultivation through to marketing. Their work has been highly acclaimed both domestically and internationally, leading to collaborations with numerous brands from all over the world.
Special paper has been chosen for this series of airvase that complements the properties of indigo dye. There are three different designs all dyed with natural indigo using traditional techniques: BETAZOME (solid dye) and DANZOME (gradient dye) are carefully dyed by hand, and for ITAJIME each airvase is clamped between two wood blocks leaving a stripe pattern on the paper.
What is Airvase?
Designed by TORAFU ARCHITECTS of Tokyo, Airvase is a paper container that can be stretched into a vase, plate or bowl that enfolds air. It comes as a flat sheet of paper with perforations so that you can pull up each side into the preferred shape.
The paper is thin and light, but when expanded it is rigid and strong enough to stand alone.
Each pack includes only one sheet for this indigo dye series.
See the amazing movie of how AIRVASE works here.
Because the products are handmade, each item’s colors and patterns are unique. The dye may react to ultraviolet rays such as sunlight and discoloration may occur. Please keep away from excessive ultraviolet rays or sunlight.
Measurements: φ193mm (Package Size: 200mm x 200mm)
Made in Japan