Tag Archives: #paper

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. 

Estudio Guardabosques

Estudio Guardabosques is a Buenos Aires-based design and illustration studio consisting of Carolina Silvero and Juan Nicolás Elizalde. They like to draw and make things with paper using the ancient art of paper folding.  Their main focus is on nature crafting not only the birds shown above but also various geometric mammals.  They create a wide range of paper projects for publishing, fashion, advertising, cinema and other artistic branches.

You can see more of their work on their website, Facebook, Behance and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Studio Guardabosques.

Oupas

We so love this idea of a paper flower shop perfect for those who are allergic to flowers or those with a limited cut-flower budget.  This is exactly what this Portuguese studio, Oupas, has done.  The studio consists of Cidália, Joana and Sofia who studied graphic design together.  After finishing college they decided that they shouldn’t stop and wait for a good job, they should get into the front battle and start their own studio.  The designers are paper and cardboard makers who started creating mainly for big events but as their skills improved focused on smaller detailed works.

You can follow the studio at their website, Facebook, Behance and Instagram.  Their floral bouquets can be purchased here at their shop.

Images:  Courtesy of Oupas.