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Paper cut diorama of a floating castle, encased within a backlit acrylic frame box, suitable for wall hanging or as a table lamp.
Paper cut diorama of a floating castle, encased within a backlit acrylic frame box, suitable for wall hanging or as a table lamp.
Paper cut diorama of a floating castle, encased within a backlit acrylic frame box, suitable for wall hanging or as a table lamp.
371 backers pledged S$ 38,975 to help bring this project to life.

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KIRUMA: Illuminated Kirigami Lamp of a Castle in the Sky

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Inspired by Professor Masahiro Chatani, the originator of this origamic architecure art, I employed the use of stark white paper & acrylic as the main identity of KIRUMA, which to borrow Professor Chatani's words, emphasizes the shadowing effects of the cuts and folds under natural lighting environment to create a “dreamy scene” that invites the viewer into a “fantasy world."

* The outer pattern design above is from an early prototype, the final product will have different pattern design, please refer to other images on this page.

 

 

"The light creates shadows, while the shadows define the light."
"The light creates shadows, while the shadows define the light."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

KIRUMA also available in BLACK version (optional)
KIRUMA also available in BLACK version (optional)

 

SHIPPING

All KIRUMA rewards will be shipped internationally via registered article with tracking number. Estimated shipping time differs for every country, but roughly it should take 2-4 weeks time.

Since every country has its own regulation when it comes to importing taxes, any kind of tax/duty is backers' responsibility. Please check with your local custom offices to avoid any potential confusion regarding this matter.

 

 

            

 

 

  

 

   

Risks and challenges

A significant part of the production processes is going to be handled in-house, by myself with some help under my direct supervision. So, there is no need for any overseas manufacturing involved since everything can be done locally, which should simplify the whole production process and keeping things more predictable.

With more than 3 years of experience in delivering laser craft products, I have already anticipated potential issues that might come, and have multiple alternative solutions ready at hand should there comes any unforeseen circumstance. At this point, the only thing uncertain is timing, due to the partly handmade nature of the product, there might be a slight delay for some late backers.

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    Pledge S$ 2 or more About $1.47

    KIRUMA Digital

    A high resolution digital photographs of KIRUMA in both lit and unlit state, and you'll get exclusive insider access for future updates.

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    Pledge S$ 29 or more About $21

    KIRUMA Essential

    The soul of KIRUMA, the Kirigami: pop up paper diorama attached on hinged acrylic boards, wall mountable.

    Includes:
    • Kirigami - Paper Diorama of Floating Castle in the Sky
    • Wall Mount Hanger
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    Pledge S$ 59 or more About $43

    KIRUMA Basic

    KIRUMA without the integrated lighting setup, fully assembled.

    Includes:
    • Kirigami - Paper Diorama of Floating Castle in the Sky
    • Laser Cut Acrylic Frame Box
    • Wall Mount Hanger
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    Pledge S$ 68 or more About $50

    Early Bird - KIRUMA Classic

    10% off, limited for the first 50 backers only!

    The complete set of KIRUMA, fully assembled, just plug and play.

    Includes:
    • Kirigami - Paper Diorama of Floating Castle in the Sky
    • Laser Cut Acrylic Frame Box
    • Integrated LED Strip Lighting Setup
    • Wall Mount Hanger
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    Pledge S$ 79 or more About $58

    KIRUMA Classic

    The complete set of KIRUMA, fully assembled, just plug and play.

    Includes:
    • Kirigami - Paper Diorama of Floating Castle in the Sky
    • Laser Cut Acrylic Frame Box
    • Integrated LED Strip Lighting Setup
    • Wall Mount Hanger
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    Pledge S$ 129 or more About $95

    KIRUMA Basic + Classic

    Two sets of KIRUMA, one Basic (without integrated lighting setup), and one Classic (complete with integrated lighting setup), both fully assembled, just plug and play.

    Includes:
    • Kirigami - Paper Diorama of Floating Castle in the Sky
    • Laser Cut Acrylic Frame Box
    • Integrated LED Strip Lighting Setup
    • Wall Mount Hanger
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    Pledge S$ 149 or more About $109

    KIRUMA Classic Pair

    Two complete sets of KIRUMA, fully assembled, just plug and play.

    Includes:
    • Kirigami - Paper Diorama of Floating Castle in the Sky
    • Laser Cut Acrylic Frame Box
    • Integrated LED Strip Lighting Setup
    • Wall Mount Hanger
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    Pledge S$ 149 or more About $109

    KIRUMA Classic Pair (Updated)

    Two complete sets of KIRUMA, fully assembled, just plug and play.

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