"I manipulate paper in the least invasive way, to keep the integrity and feel of it. Paper and paperboard to me is a living, breathing entity with a life of its own," says Japanese-American designer Jeff Nishinaka, who is the sixth to accept Iggesund Paperboard’s challenge to the design world.
Nishinaka calls himself a paper sculptor and works exclusively with paper-based materials. His creations from the early 1980s until today exude a limitless love of these materials that few other people can display. His subject matter ranges from Oriental fables to modern everyday life.
On 15 May his contribution to the Black Box Project will be presented at an exhibition in Milan, which will also display the previous boxes produced within the project.
“We’re looking for creative minds who really push the limits of what can be done with Invercote,” explains Carlo Einarsson, Director Market Communications at Iggesund Paperboard. “But the project is also a tribute to all the designers who have chosen Invercote over the years to be the starting point for their fabulous packaging designs.”