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Quirky Decor: Wonderful, Intricate Origami Animals That Live In Glass Bell Jars
By Dorothy Tan, 27 Dec 2016
Turning a piece of paper into an expressive 3D model is a wonderful process that has captivated countless origami lovers around the world.
Based in Paris, Floriane Touitou has a PhD in Physics, but came to realise that her passion lines in origami and creating art with her hands—this epiphany led her to start Florigami, an online store where she sells handcrafted origami animals that are housed in glass bell jars.
These origami creatures that “live under glass” are inspired by “cabinets of curiosities” that came before modern museums—they are the artist’s way of “highlighting the wonders of nature, while replacing the morbidity of dead animals with paper creatures”.
When encased in glass like this, the origami creations takes on the aura of precious objects, and would lend a charming vibe to your home when displayed.
Head over here to view more of Touitou’s “origami in glass”—so far, she has created models of stags, penguins, wolves and even dragons, among other creatures.
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