NEO-CRAFT & ECO-DESIGN
From the combination of traditional Japanese basketry and technological progress comes Paperband and the art of “Kamiband” (interweave with paper bands: Kami = paper, Band = band). The Kamiband is considered not only part of the Japanese culture; its clean production process has turned it into an ecological craft or Ekoshugei.
Transforming recycled materials into new products is a growing global trend and at KAMI we are committed to sustainable development and contribute to safeguarding the planet. Paperband is recovered paper suitable for use in art, eco-design and new craft.
Craftmen teachers, designers and eco-designers, interior designers, eco-interior designers, window dressers, space designers or art directors can already count on Paperband in their projects, contributing innovation in the use of a new format of high quality paper, with characteristics that make it unique and thus help to recover the value of the old trades.
MUSEU DEL DISSENY DE BARCELONA
Paperband of KAMI has been validated by a team of material engineers of the FAD – MATERFAD as vegetable fiber suitable for the design of auxiliary furniture due to its technical characteristics. KAMI thus contributes to facilitate the access of sustainable material to designers, artisans and artists.
LA MASSANA, ESCOLA D´ART I DISSENY - BARCELONA
Presentation of Paperband and Paper Cord in the CFGS of Design and Textile Art for the subjects of Low Fabric and Stamping. Paperband was subjected to sublimation tests, obtaining positive results in the transfer of images to paper.
CENTRO TECNOLÓGICO DEL MUEBLE Y LA MADERA DE LA REGIÓN DE MURCIA
Since 2016 KAMI with Paperband is part of MATERIA, the material library of the Furniture and Wood Technological Center of the Region of Murcia, as an innovative material placed within the reach of the design teams of companies in the furniture sector.
ISEM FASHION BUSINESS SCHOOL - UNIVERSIDAD DE NAVARRA - MADRID
Paperband and Paper Cord of KAMI have recently been incorporated into ISEM Fashion Business School material library of the University of Navarra. Its objective: to train future leaders with a global vision of fashion, including areas such as materials and fabrics.
ELISAVA RESEARCH, BARCELONA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND ENGINEERING
KAMI with Paperband is part of ELISAVA R&D Department, recently designated as Emerging Research Group that created in 2019 its own material library aimed at the professional community, students, designers and engineers.