Gorgeous Giant Paper Sculptures That Use Color to Divide and Establish Space Within a Room

Emmanuelle Moureaux, a French architect and designer who lives and works in Tokyo used the inspiration she garnered from the rich colors of daily life in her new city to define her own specific style of “shikiri” This concept, defined as dividing space with color, acts as Moureaux’s muse for the incredible colored paper sculptures that she creates.

Inspired by the layers and colors of Tokyo that built a complex depth and density on the street, and the Japanese traditional spatial elements like sliding screens, she has created the concept of ”shikiri”, which literally means “dividing (creating) space with colors”. mShe uses colors as three-dimensional elements, like layers, in order to create spaces, not as a finishing touch applied on surfaces. Handling colors as a medium to compose space, her wish is to give emotion through colors with her creations, which range from art, design to architecture.