The Estudio Guardabosques is a couple from Buenos Aires, names “Carolina” and “Juan”. They like to draw and make things with paper, specially if the things involves nature.
The paper birds born with the idea of having those birds in their home, without being caged. Aesthetics aside, they want to generate a concience and curiosity about nature. They like to be able to have them present as design objects, see their natural habitats, in freedom.
They are very happy to have been invited to exhibit their paper bird at St James London, in the United Kingdom. It’s a collaboration with the very talented DN&CO that took care of the whole project, and it features more than 100 birds that they specially designed for the occasion, stylized with iconic fashion patterns made by them.
The Paper Aviary takes inspiration from Charles II’s exotic birdcage, which housed his collection of tropical birds during the 1600’s in the heart of St James’s Park.
The exhibition nods to the style and craft heritage of St James’s. Each handcrafted bird displays plumage and patterns inspired by the fashion houses and craftsmen of the area. Houndstooth, checks and polka dots are taken from the fabric patterns of brands such as John Smedley, Turnbull & Asser and Aquascutum animating each paper bird. Enriching the experience further the exhibition features a curated soundtrack of birdsong.
Each kit contains all the color papers necessary to assemble the bird, precut, ready to be pasted. Also, a description of the bird and the instruction manual to put it together.