Making SANGE with Misawa Haruka


Sange workshop by Misawa Haruka at Japan House London


Join designer Misawa Haruka in this interactive workshop which takes inspiration from 'Paper Vehicles of Flight', a work displayed in the original SUBTLE exhibition when it first showed in Tokyo and Osaka. They are rooted in Misawa’s personal fascination with the movement of paper through air.

During the workshop participants make paper sange. Based on a Buddhist ceremony with roots in 8th century Japan, multi-coloured paper is folded into the shape of lotus flowers petals and scattered from high so they dance through the air like petals falling from a tree.

About the designer:
Designer Misawa Haruka was born in Gunma, Japan, in 1982 and graduated from Musashino Art University's Department of Industrial, Interior and Craft Design in 2005. After working at the design office nendo, she joined the Hara Design Institute at Nippon Design Center in 2009. In July 2014, she founded the Misawa Design Institute, and is involved in design in many fields including graphics, products and space planning. Her major works include the VI and entrance sign for Kitte Marunouchi, the 'Paper Flower' and 'Paper Vehicles of Flight' exhibits at the 2014 Takeo Paper Show SUBTLE, and promotional materials for the 'UENO PLANET' program at Ueno Zoo.

See ‘PAPER FLOWER’ by Misawa Haruka in the exhibition SUBTLE: Delicate or Infinitesimal in the Gallery from 13 November – 24 December 2018. Join Misawa on Friday 14 December 12:30-13:00 for a Gallery Talk