Japanese design firm Nendo's exhibition features works that look like sheets of material being folded, torn, and crumpled

Japanese design studio Nendo has displayed a collection of paper creations at an exhibition at Creation Gallery G8 in Ginza, Tokyo. Graphic designers often use paper to express their ideas, but Nendo wanted to use the medium in a new way, by approaching things from a different angle.

They decided to create outlines of paper without using the medium itself, instead working by hand and using a 3D printer. They completed works that look like pieces of paper in various states, with some that seem to have been folded, bent, torn, and curled. One looks as if the paper has been torn away, with the section appearing to have feathery layers with fibers. By focusing on the finer details and carefully representing them using these simple black outlines, they have attempted to capture the unique essence of paper.

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