Rebecca Sun Collins is an industrial designer based in Toronto. Her interest in traditional techniques and material exploration intersects with a rational, mathematical method to create layered objects with a unique approach to understanding culture. 


2021 Bachelor of Craft and Design
2013 Bachelor of Engineering


Twofold Light

The Twofold Light explores the ancient art of paper folding using Tyvek, a synthetic sheet material. Unlike paper, which becomes more opaque when scored for folding, Tyvek becomes more transparent as its fibres are pressed together. The scoring technique used to create the crisp geometric form of the Twofold Light is repeated to cover every surface of the lamp, resulting in a mesmerizing luminescent pattern.

Woven Fan

The Woven Fan was developed for Basketclub with materials supplied by Dedon. The open knotting technique takes advantage of the material's unique properties to create a playful form.

Vault Stool

The Vault Stool is a lightweight, woven carbon fibre stool. Traditional techniques and modern materials meet in its unique appearance. The Stool’s structure is reinforced by the curved edges which are reminiscent of vaulted arches found in architecture.

Tool Basket
Jamie Wolfond Studio

The Tool Basket is constructed using Kagome, a traditional Japanese triaxial weaving technique. It features the unexpected intersection of a traditional basket and a toolbox-like handle. The result is a unique container which is both useful and evocative.

© Rebecca Sun Collins 2023