Japanese-based collective Drawing and Manual, recently created this installation for Issey Miyake, inspired by traditional railway station-style split-flap mechanics.

Passers-by to the Elttob Tep Issey Miyake store in Tokyo were presented with this constantly moving flip-board showing a series of corresponding images: from graphic descriptions of how to fold clothes, to notable designs from the fashion brand.

Controlled by a set of Arduino processors, the flip-board is comprised of 42 perspex split-flaps that together produce the full connected image. Each single image was printed, cut by hand, and carefully arranged for the display. This mixture of handicraft and digital technology is part of Drawing and Manual's design philosophy, who take this approach with almost all of their work. Believing design work has become preoccupied with digital, their aim is to bring some of the handwork back into design thinking.