Nendo is showcasing a conceptual exhibition in Tokyo, analyzing paper through 3D print wires that frame the processes, layouts and its final destinations in design.
Nendo is showcasing “Un-printed material”, a series of industrial design pieces originally made of paper, showcased in an abstract form. The exhibition is hosted by Creation Gallery G8, a space dedicated to visual communication in Ginza, Tokyo.
Working both by hand and with a 3D printer, “Un-printed” represents the outlines of paper without actually using it, and Nendo works with it from a different angle and perspective.
Some of the outlines display rounding, while others show signs of the paper having once been folded or the moment where the paper is torn away. The gallery consists of three rooms: the first one hosts 30 sheets of A1-sized posters with outlines 3mm thick; in the second one multiple series of large postcard-sized paper, 1mm-thick, outline the process of modifying paper. In the final room, outlines are used in the same way to represent 3D objects such as paper bags, milk cartons, paper cups, and origami figures. The show is accompanied by an animated film that provides hints about what the outlines represent.