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    FedEx Large Box, Priority Overnight, Los Angeles–New York (Tracking No. 799801787460), New York–Berlin (Tracking No. 865264191816), Berlin–London (Tracking No. 871691449968)2008
    Laminated glass, silicone, metal, FedEx shipping box, packing tape and accrued FedEx tracking labels
    43.3 x 30.5 x 7.5 cm


    Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki make a giant Kaleidoscope inside a Shipping Container

    For the Kobe Biennial’s Art Container Contest, numerous designers were challenged to create an environment with the confines of a standard international shipping container. Designers Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki decided to create a gigantic kaleidoscope that people could walk inside and experience (sort of like the entrance to Tokyo Plaza).

    But it wasn’t just about putting mirrors at every angle so the environment would radically change as people walked through it, explains Shirane. “We wanted to create the world’s first zipper architecture. In other words, this polyhedron is completely connected by zippers. And in order to facilitate even more radical change some of the surfaces open and close like windows.”

    Via Spoon-Tomago and Colossal and A'Design Award

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