As part of the celebration of innovative Japanese design during the Prototyping in Tokyo exhibition at Japan House London (16 January-17 March 2019), The Shop displayed a range of products exploring the possibilities of paper by Shikou Shiten, founded by past students of Professor Yamanaka Shunji.
Shikou Shiten focuses on people’s perspectives to explore the undiscovered possibilities of paper. Through this familiar medium, we present the unique perspectives of three different designers and how they view the world. This project has no rules or themes; each designer was asked to find their own path and arrive at their own conclusions in their inquiry into paper. This is a new place of learning where, through different perspectives, we can find new relationships between people and paper.