Made of polyester, nylon and cotton, Japanese artist and designer Mariko Kusumoto creates sculptural forms that resemble the creatures and everyday objects she finds most fascinating. She uses a proprietary thermosetting technique to shape the ubiquitous materials into undulating waves, honeycomb poufs, and even tiny schools of fish that are presented in elegant and imaginative contexts. Whether a pastel-colored coral reef or a fantastic bracelet filled with mushrooms, rosettes and tiny bicycles – Kusumoto’s work, which includes self-contained objects and wearables, uses the ethereal qualities of the translucent fibers to make even the most mundane shapes appear like part of a dream.
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