ISSUE 25  |  Kitchen Confidential

Office: Naoto Fukasawa Siwa Products

June 25, 2010 6:00 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

Japanese industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa collaborated with washi paper maker Onao to produce a line of products called SIWA ("wrinkled paper" in Japanese). The paper is made from a combination of wood pulp and polyolefin, and is remarkably smooth to the touch. It is also strong and highly durable, as well as tear- and water-resistant. Most of the line is available from New People in San Francisco.

Above: Siwa Envelope; $38.

Above: The Siwa Woven Deep Box is 9.45 inches high; $22.48 at New People.

Above: Siwa Vertical Flat Bag; $25.

Above: The Siwa Boxes are available in black or brown; the Small Siwa Box (13.78 inches high) is $30 and the Medium Siwa Box (19.69 inches high) is $32.