In 2008 Anni Nykänen [of Packlab] won four awards for her Popcorn concept. Three of them European student design awards at the IOP: Student Starpack Awards. The Gold, Best in Show Award, Marks & Spencers / Korsnas Frovi Sponsored Award as she helped PACKLAB. Lahti Institute of Design to win the Eric Dickens Award for the second time in 2008. Months later her packaging picked up a 2008 Honorable Mention at the Worldstar Student / Packaging Design Competition (International) Award.
Because origami falls under the paper engineering category, I must share this amazing paper engineered restaurant where everything (chairs, tables, cup holders, interiors) except the food is cardboard. Based in Hong Kong, Slim Taste serves healthy Chinese cuisine such as steamed red bean cake, mushroom fried purple rice, and tempura yam rolls. I haven’t been to Slim Taste, but they are located in Central: 9/F Stanley 11, 11 Stanley Street. By the way, what a quirky and odd English translation for this cardboard eatery. I’d prefer to call the restaurant “The Cardboard Restaurant.” I wonder where and/or when I would find “The Origami Restaurant.” wink wink.
Max Kitano of SugarWorks is an artist specializing in hand-crafted sugar creations. At first glance, they look like crystal glass, but with a deeper look, they are edible candy sculptures. Here he makes are some pretty sweet origami cranes.