Eric Josiel’s origami sculptures are attracting thousands of euros

December 2, 2009 at 5:52 am 1 comment

A Frenchman has set new standards in the art of origami. Eric Joisel, who began to develop his skills when he lost his job as a printing company manager during the last recession, spends up to two weeks to create each figure and his work can sell for as much as €5,000 (£4,400).

A single scuplture takes up to three days to design and he might spend two more days to pre-crease the paper. “I then soak the paper in a substance containing glue and fold it while it’s wet,” he said.

Mr Joisel, 52, from Sannois, northern Paris, claims not to be appreciated at home. “I sell most of my pieces in Japan and America because Europeans see origami as being for children, but what I do is much more advanced.”

Many of his figures can be seen at, where he also offers instructions on how to make a hedgehog.


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Agapi  |  December 2, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    wow! that’s all I can say lol 🙂


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