Horiki is a genuine designer, artisan and artist and embodies the essence of what it means to be Japanese. She has taken traditional Japanese paper and propelled it into the future so that it can thrive in both Eastern and Western settings. Her ingenuity paired with a profound understanding of the paper’s capabilities conceived the concept of washi in design and architecture. By coupling washi with light she is able to create the effect of a stained glass window, thus, allowing for the Japanese concept of light and shadows to exist within Western architecture. Horiki’s work merges light with paper; only when light, both natural and artificial, is introduced does the washi come to life. She has an amazing ability to bring a two-dimensional material into the third dimension.