SIWA by Naoto Fukasawa for ONAO

SIWA by Naoto Fukasawa for ONAO

SIWA by Naoto Fukasawa for ONAO

Showing the true versatility of paper, SIWA is a collaboration between Japanese industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa and ONAO, a Japanese Washi paper maker. Sine the 1970’s ONAO has perfected the Washi paper technique to create soft Naoron, a paper developed by combining wood pulp and polyolefin to create a material that’s both waterproof and tear proof.

SIWA by Naoto Fukasawa for ONAO

In the hands of Fukasawa the material becomes instant wabi-sabi fashion pieces. The word SIWA is derived from scrambling the word washi and a word meaning “crinkle” in Japanese. So you can imagine how this crinkling adds a sense of age, that worn in feeling that a good, old bag or wallet exudes. The collection encompasses pieces like bags, wallets, eyeglass cases, slippers, and even a driving cap. You can view the full collection of SIWA products by clicking here.

SIWA by Naoto Fukasawa for ONAO

SIWA by Naoto Fukasawa for ONAO

Bobby Solomon

September 6, 2013 / By

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