Pleats and Box Clock are a collection of prototype cardboard pieces made by Tokyo-based designer Shinya Oguchi in collaboration with FUKUNAGA PRINT Co., Ltd. for Ventura Lambrate. Ventura Projects are curated exhibition areas that present the latest developments at the forefront of contemporary design.
Pleats is a shelf made of cardboard. Despite being only 0.7mm thick, the accordion fold structure allows for heavier items to sit on its surface, such as books and heavy accessories. The unique structure allows the shelf to fold up into a fraction of its fully-opened state and it can be stretched and extended to a depth of about 300mm. The package is minimum in size, and emphasizes the uniqueness of this item. Currently there are three colors available, gray, dark gray and blue.
Box Clock is a table clock made of two pairs of 2mm thick boxes. It adopts a traditional technique that holds the edges with staples to form the box. Staples not only serve as a hinge for the boxes, but also serve as an accent detail. When the clock requires a new battery or adjustment to the time, the outer box can be removed through a backside hole. The package is also made of same material and color of the clock.