Hats off

Naoto Fukasawa's new collection of hats are made entirely of paper, but beautifully crafted.
Posted 20 Sep 10 By Design Indaba Creative Work / Design News Comments

Made entirely out of traditional Japanese washi-paper, Naoto Fukasawa’s "Siwa" paper collection of hats manages to have a well-worn leather look and feel.

The “Ivy Cap”, “Hat” and “Tyrolean Hat” are made from paper called “naoron”, a lightweight material that is able to withstand moisture and weight. The durability of the material also means that it won’t tear easily.

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