Interview with Oliver ”Ollanski” Bieräugel

The Paper engineer with innovative ideas

Oliver ”Ollanski” Bieräugel, from Germany, has always been creative. He was the kind of kid who went home from kindergarten last, since he didn’t want to leave all of his crafting materials behind. Later, he studied human biology and dreamed of becoming a scientist, but paper found its way to Ollies heart and stayed put. Today, he calls himself a paper engineer and has had commissions for companies like Ferrero, PlayStation and Pepsi.

Ollie has also developed a unique technology that he thinks will raise the bar for paper art. He has made figurines out of polymer clay, which he uses to make silicon molds. Then he presses Japanese washi paper into the silicon mold and applies his homemade glue onto it. When the glue hardens you can take out super-thin and delicate paper figurines.

– It took me quite sometime to develop this technique, but now I’m doing a series of figures which I hope to exhibit. I’m very proud of what I’ve created, it’s amazing, says Ollie.

Read more about Ollie and his fantastic paper work here: http://ollanski.com

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