“I am often asked about the secret, how to become a paper engineer. In fact, there is no secret, but: Many hours of practice. Don’t give up if you fail. If your first pop up design doesn’t work, make a second, a third … or a dozen. Like for a musician or an athlete, there is no other way to improve your skills than to exercise. You can’t be a good sportsman just by watching sport shows on the TV. If you want to be a paper engineer, you have to work with paper. That’s all.”—Peter Dahmen
Size: ca. 650 x 500 x 300 mm (open); ca. 325 x 500 x 12 mm (closed)
Published: 1990 – 2010 (pop ups); 2010 (video)
Client: personal projects
Via Peter Dahmen.