A Useful Second Life for Gift-Wrapping Paper

Gift-wrapping paper has a curious existence! It is designed to impress, without ever taking centre-stage. It is meant to appeal and to radiate a sense of quality. It is carefully creased and folded, only to by separated from its contents in a few coarse gestures, and to land in the bin, once unwrapping has come. We demand a second life for gift-wrapping paper! Watch our video to learn a useful Origami fold that turns old gift wrapping paper into an incredibly useful collapsible mobile phone stand!

Download the instructions as pdf here!

About the authors

As an architect Ralf Bliem has a special interest in generative planing processes and modular design. He studied architecture at the UT Vienna and TU Berlin, also he worked at renowned architecture offices in Berlin and Vienna. Ralf is a co-founder of Biotop and at the moment he works with Biotop on the modular design of labs and some more interesting tasks.

Lukas Hutter studied chemistry in Graz and Systems Biology at the University of Oxford. He is a co-founder of Biotop and works as a teacher in Villach.

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