Art & Design

Workshop : Making Paper Polyhedra with Tomoko AZUMI

25 November & 1 December 2018, London

In this hands-on workshop, designer Tomoko AZUMI and her team from TNA Design Studio show participants how to make and decorate complex geometrical structures called polyhedra from simple strips of paper and glue.


The workshop uses ‘The Geometrist’ paper DIY kit designed by TNA Design Studio in London and produced by Tokyo-based speciality paper company Takeo. The kit provides templates for creating the Platonic solids, the five regular polyhedra which have been known since ancient times, as well as introducing possibilities to extend these core structures into even more complex polyhedra and their compounds.


The Geometrist kit can be purchased from The Shop at Japan House on the day; other decorative materials are provided.

About the designer:
Born in Hiroshima, Japan in 1966, Tomoko Azumi trained as an architect at Kyoto City University of Arts before working for an architectural practice in Tokyo. She later studied Furniture Design at the Royal College of Art. Following a ten-year partnership as AZUMI, Tomoko Azumi opened t.n.a. Design Studio in 2005. Alongside her design practice, she has been involved in teaching at both BA and MA level, giving workshops and being a member of design prize juries including D&AD Design Award, UK; imm Köln Design Award, Germany; and Good Design Award, Japan.


Product concept:

'The Geometrist' is a paper DIY kit to make polyhedra. The first two series consist of templates for Platonic Solids, five regular polyhedra known from ancient times. With a simple method of folded paper strips and gluing corners, this kit provides outline polyhedral structures, which allows you to enjoy three-dimensional forms better than surface models, as well as showing the possibilities to extend the paper structure beyond the basic polyhedra. In November The Shop at Japan House will be selling ‘The Geometrist’ DIY paper kit by TNA Design Studio.


Participants must purchase ‘The Geometrist’ kit in The Shop in order to take part in the workshop.

* Please note that capacity in the Library is limited, so entry to the workshop is on a first-come first-served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be over 10 years old.

Sunday 25 November 14:30-17:30

Saturday 1 December 14:30-17:30

Japan House, 101-111 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA

Japan House London