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Zipzi

Michael Young

These remarkable glass-topped tables are created from a unique and ancient oriental process that builds shapes from interlocking folded paper components. These individual parts form the attractive visual pattern and texture that converge together to form a conical-shaped column. The paper is surprisingly tough and has been specially treated to provide additional longevity.

‘Walking through the streets of Shueng Wan in Hong Kong I was charmed to see a tiny little folded paper ball. My head was full of cold factories and machines which gave me a determination to work on what I thought to be this most regressive progressive project – an old Chinese technique of creating intricate objects by assembling folded paper – and thus the idea was born.’ Michael Young

Details make the Difference

Repetition and precision connect old with new