These delightfully delicate paper festive coasters feature standing silhouettes of Santa with his sack, a pair of snowman, a Christmas tree and a deer, all laser cut in incredible detail to 100th of their real size. Why 100th? That, says Naoka Terada, the architect founder of Terada-Mokei is a standard scale of architectural modeling.
Stack all four together and create a tiny festive scene to surround a glass of mulled wine or eggnog. They're a subtle but joyous addition to a wintry table setting.
Terada-Mokei turns architectural modeling into a contemporary art form. Its minute paper models of everyday scenes for Fukunaga Print explore the potential of modeling to spark the imagination and view reality from a different perspective.
In 2006, Fukunaga Print, a paper company already renowned for innovative packaging solutions, began the Kami no Kousakujo (Paper Workshop) project to research and develop new and novel uses of paper. Since then, it has collaborated with numerous contemporary designers to produce a lineup of inventive and unusual stationery, games, objet and homewares, all constructed from the company’s range of quality paper and card.
Designed by Terada-Mokei Paper 4 coasters Diameter: 9 cm Made in Japan