Universe of Words, when every word is a wish

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9 September 2019

Universe of Words is the name of the incredible installation by architect Emmanuelle Moureaux, inspired by Japanese culture.

Universe of Words is an incredible installation of 140,000 pieces of paper and was created by Tokyo-based French architect and designer Emmanuelle Moureaux, known to the public for a long time because of the original use of color in her creations.

The work was designed to celebrate the centenary of a Japanese soft drink company: each piece of paper is cut into a symbol of the Japanese hiragana writing system. Universe of Words was inaugurated this Summer during the Tanabata Festival and is inspired by the Japanese tradition of writing wishes on paper and hanging them on bamboo branches.

“The universe created by these floating hiraganas evokes a strong emotion through its quietness and its infinity”.

The installation features 46 hiragana characters that have been aligned by color in three-dimensional grids. The sections of the installation have been removed so that visitors can come into contact with an immersive and all-encompassing reality.

Universe of Words is part of Emmanuelle Moureaux’s 100 Colors series, if you want to know more, visit the artist’s website here.

Universe of Words, ogni parola è un desiderio | Collater.al
Universe of Words, ogni parola è un desiderio | Collater.al
Universe of Words, ogni parola è un desiderio | Collater.al
Universe of Words, ogni parola è un desiderio | Collater.al
Universe of Words, ogni parola è un desiderio | Collater.al
Universe of Words, ogni parola è un desiderio | Collater.al

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