Shizuka Saito’s interest is in materials and the potential hidden in them. She explains her explorative desire for constructive details with her Japanese roots – and the influence of the philosophy of Wabi-Sabi. In 2019, she created a coat rack made of perforated sheeting under the name “Valet”. This was her response to the task set by a gallery to submit a free project on the theme of “folding”. She chose a perforated sheet as the starting point of her search to give new shape to this underestimated material with a few technical interventions.