Simon Schubert from Germany

Simon Schubert

Simon Schubert’s jaw dropping portfolio is breathtaking and lovely.

What makes Mr. Schubert’s work exceptional is his ability to blend contrasting techniquesb(2d vs. 3d, negative vs. positive space, and valley vs. mountain folds) into objects, figures and people we can all relate to – all with a simple piece of paper.

Because paper’s very first fold quickly commits to memory, you can sense the experience, confidence, and patience Mr. Schubert has with each and every fold – and these traits inspire me deeply.

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Daniel Schipper experiments with origami

Currently you cannot send your eager child to origami school, fold for hours and produce a world renowned origami master. There are origami clubs, but not a curriculum dedicated to teaching origami. However there are design schools who might offer assignments that encourage origami inspired thinking!


Daniel Schipper who is a graduate from the Design Academy in Eindhoven (south of the Netherlands) discovered origami when he was assigned a class project to create a homeless shelter. When one is homeless, easy transport becomes a key design element. If you are lucky, you might have a sleeping bag; otherwise maybe you might consider Mr. Schipper’s shelter made from misprinted milk packaging.

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