Competition: we've teamed up with publishersÂ Laurence King to give Dezeen readers the chance to win one of five copies ofÂ Folding Techniques for Designers.Â
The 224-page paperback book gives step-by-step instructions for creating 3D paper forms through photographs, diagrams and drawings.
These movies show demonstrations by the book's authorÂ Paul Jackson - watch more movies in this series on theÂ Laurence King website and check out their Facebook page.
This competition is now closed. Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winnersâ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the bottom of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.
Here's some more information from Laurence King:
Folding Techniques for Designers From Sheet to Form by Paul Jackson
Folding Techniques for Designers by Paul Jackson and published by Laurence King in May 2011 is an elegant, practical handbook, covering more than 70 folding techniques explained through clear step-by- step drawings, crease-pattern drawings and specially commissioned photography.
All designers fold, that is, all designers crease, pleat, bend, hem, gather, knot, hinge, corrugate, drape, twist, furl, crumple, collapse, wrinkle, facet, curve or wrap two-dimensional sheets of material, and through these processes of folding, create three-dimensional objects.
Despite being so ubiquitous, folding as a design topic is rarely studied, however in recent years more and more designers of all disciplines have turned to folding to create a wide range of handmade and manufactured objects, both functional and decorative.
Folding Techniques for Designers is the first book to present this essential topic specifically for designers.
Drawing on 30 years of experience, the author aims to establish folding as a primary design tool and, by doing so, to reintroduce it as an essential topic in design education and practice.
Paul Jackson has been a professional paper folder and paper artist since 1982 and is the author of 30 books on paper arts and crafts.Â He has taught the techniques of folding on more than 150 university-level design courses in the UK, Germany, Belgium, the US, Canada and Israel.
These include courses in Architecture, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Textile Design, Jewellery, Product Design, Packaging, Ceramics, Industrial Design, Fine Art, Basic Design and Interior Design. He has also taught many workshops in museums, arts centres and festivals and has worked as âfolding consultantâ for companies such as Nike and Siemens.
220 x 220 mm 224 pages
ISBN â 978 1 85669 721 7
Congratulations to the winners! Felixe Dicaire in Canada, Nora Mannai in The Netherlands, Ivars KalvÄns in Latvia, Marcin Kwietowicz in Poland and Matthew Sofroniou in Austria all won copies of Folding Techniques for Designers.