Thursday Salute to Originals: An Origami Air Show for the Arts

A simple concept, multiplied exponentially, can often have breathtaking results. We came across this great post over at DesignSponge. To decorate the HeARTbeat party presented by a non-profit group called ArtsFund which helps support over sixty art groups by coordinating donations exceeding two million dollars, event planners Matthew Parker Events utilized more than 1,000 used pieces of paper destined for the recycle bin.

Arts Fund Party Suspended Illuminated Airplane

Since ArtsFund is based in Seattle and receives generous donations from Boeing, the event planners’ ideas went aerial, folding old newsletters originating from the non-profit’s offices into paper airplanes. The aircraft hung on wire and converged towards the front stage, being illuminated by warm-colored lights that cast wonderful and striking shadows on the room and party goers during the event.

Arts Fund Party Suspended Illuminated Airplanes

We applaud Matthew Parker Events for utilizing materials one more time before their date with the recycling center but wonder how long it took to fold over 1,000 paper airplanes without the help of local school children!  The project illustrates that a simple surface with deliberate lighting effects and a delicate suspension system can create dramatic spatial impact.

Image credit: Design Sponge