Gravity-defying giant hanging sculpture made from thousands of pieces of origami

Award-winning architect Kody Kato has created an astonishing, gravity-defying hanging installation made entirely from 5,500 pieces of origami.

On show at G.F Smith's White Space gallery until the end of June, the sculpture is made from Takeo paper and was put together by a team of envelope makers off-site, while more than 20 university design students helped to install the piece in London.

The artwork is part of G.F Smith's Beyond Surface takeover where you'll be able to learn more about some of the most beautiful, innovative and technically advanced papers in the world.

As well as seeing Kato's stunning installation, you'll be able to try your hand at The Perfect Paper Aeroplane. Designed by long-term collaborators Made Thought, the plinths allow you to explore the science behind papermaking by showcasing laboratory equipment and looking at how fold and weight are intrinsic to the performance of a sheet.

You'll also be encouraged to create your own perfect plane with a prize of £1,000 worth of paper to the design that remains aloft for the longest. A leader board will be on display throughout the exhibit. Find out more at


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