In 2013, Artist Yasuhiro Suzuki and Fukunaga Print Co., Ltd began working together to develop a new line of products that lead to a 'rediscovery' of everyday paper commodities. This collaboration has resulted in such products as 'MABATAKI NOTE' which promotes making notes and sketches in fragments, 'Paper Leaf' which you decide how to use yourself, and 'Parapara House Flip Pad' which is a flip animation note pad in the shape of a room. Now, with the latest release 'UP / DOWN Coaster' in June 2014, comes the launch of the 'MABATAKI NOTE' Project, creating paper products that awaken your memory.


Yasuhiro Suzuki

Artist. Born in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture in 1979. Graduated from Zokei University Department of Design in 2001. Suzuki takes ordinary everyday phenomena and turns them into works of art that kindle a fresh perspective of these common events. Acclaimed works include the 'Ship of the Zipper'(2010) portraying a ship's wake as a zipper, 'Apple Kendama' (2003) illustrating Newton's law of gravity, 'Air Person' (2007), 'Blinking Leaves' (2003), and other works that act as agents between people and objects. His portfolio is titled 'Blinking and Flapping' (Seigensha). Suzuki is a visiting Researcher at Nakamura Laboratory, University of Tokyo Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, and a lecturer at Musashino Art University Department of Scenography, Space and Fashion Design.