This Washi Exhibit Shows the Many Ways This Japanese Material Can Be Used

By: Christopher Magsambol - Nov 4, 2015
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Washi is a type of paper created in Japan during the 8th Century. Through time, this material has been used to create a variety of things, like furniture, fashion, Buddhist scriptures and balloon bombs. Today, most of the world's Washi paper comes from the city of Mano, where handmade paper-making techniques have been practiced for centuries. Washi lamps and lanterns gained popularity in the 20th century and Washi paper has been used in modern interior design since.

This exhibit in London marks the first Washi paper display in the UK and showcases the works of Noguchi and contemporary designers like Swiss studio Atelier Oï. The exhibit not only features new products using Washi, but also sheds light on the paper's history, along with interactive workshops.