How To Fold Your Own Furniture

It’s time you discovered the cool (and extremely useful) craft of paper-pleating


Take the origami you learnt as a child up a whole new level. At pop-up art space K+, a fascinating new paper-pleating workshop will teach you how to fashion a pendant and brooch, a vase, or even a lampshade out of paper.

“Words such as flexible and elastic do not come to mind when spoken of paper,” says product designer Melvin Ong, who will lead the cosy classes (each will have no more than 10 participants). “But these are innate qualities of any piece of paper just waiting to be realised with the right techniques.”

He should know - he’s intimately acquainted with the medium. Under his studio Desinere, Ong’s works made their debut at Design Tide
Tokyo 2012 and were later showcased at Tortona Design Week in Milan in 2013. He was also the only Singaporean to be awarded the title of Rising Asian Talent at Maison et Objet Asia 2014.

Now you can benefit from Ong’s experience at the classes, which will take anywhere from two to three hours depending on the item you are creating. They’ll be held on 19 to 20 September and start from $120 for a session. All materials will be provided and no experience with papercraft is needed.
 As mentioned, these are small classes, so sign up fast!  

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