An Impressive Origami Installation Has Arrived At Mandarin Oriental Jumeira

Lindsay Judge   |   11-10-2023

This month, a first-of-its-kind art installation arrived in the Middle East.

An origami art installation by celebrated artist and architect Charles Kaisin will be unveiled on 5th October, alongside an exclusive pairing menu at Netsu Dubai.

The aim of the installation is to blend cuisine and Japanese culture in a unique way.

Inspired by the vibrant culture of Netsu and its colourful walls adorned with Kabuki masks, Netsu Unfolded pays homage to Kamakura Gongorō Kagemasa, the legendary samurai celebrated for his enduring spirit, even after losing an eye in battle—a story deeply embedded in Kabuki theatre.

An origami-inspired menu will also be expertly paired with a selection of sake, creating a sensory experience that harmonizes art, culture, and cuisine. Several dishes on the menu draw inspiration from origami, echoing the precision, craftsmanship, and cultural significance of this ancient art. These culinary creations embody the spirit of origami, showcasing meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Charles Kaisin specialises in recycling, geometry, and movements, creating contemporary designs through objects, architecture, and scenography. He has collaborated with iconic luxury houses such as Hermès, Cartier and Rolls-Royce, and has designed projects in Europe, USA, and Asia. Netsus collaboration with the artist marks the first time his origami has been extensively displayed in the Middle East.

The unique installation and the origami-inspired menu will be available for viewing and enjoying until the end of October. The menu is priced at AED450 per person, for four courses, inclusive of sake pairing.