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Irving Harper (1926 – 2015)

Admiring the paper sculptures created by Irving Harper, an American industrial designer, born in 1916 in New York.  The mid-century designer was known for his “Ball Clock” made for Howard Miller Clock Company and his “Marshmallow Sofa” created for Herman Miller.  However, his work on paper was overlooked because they have never been seen outside his home.  He crafted hundreds of paper sculptures in his spare time from 1963-2000 to relieve “stress”.  Much of his work can be seen in the book , “Irving Harper: Works in Paper” by Michael Maharam and Irving Harper.

Images:  Courtesy of various sources.