Embrasse Ambras

About love and hate

About the project

EMBRASSE | AMBRAS was a project of “De Winkelhaak” letting 22 designers work in pairs around the theme “LOVE & HATE”.


Each pair consisted of a Flemish artist and a Walloon artist, accentuating the LOVE & HATE-connection between the two parts of Belgium.


I teamed up with Ununo.

// Technique: origami.


// Connection with love (wedding) and hate (war): origami butterflies were used during the celebration of Shinto weddings to represent the bride and groom, so paperfolding had already become a significant aspect of Japanese ceremony by the Heian period (794–1185) of Japanese history & samurai warriors would exchange gifts adorned with noshi, a sort of good luck token made of folded strips of paper.


// Material: tyvek (synthetic material that looks like paper but doesn’t cut, it’s super strong and wat resistant.


// Photos of Flanders and Wallonia were be printed on the tyvek.

Prototypes of the rings & necklace