Homo Faber

PRESS EN Languages Account Follow us Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter
|
Presented by logo Homo Faber by Michelangelo Foundation
Explore Discover Visit Experience Itineraries About
©Diego Diaz
©Diego Diaz
©Diego Diaz
©Diego Diaz
©Diego Diaz

Uroš Mihić

  • Origamist
  • Milan, Italy
  • Master Artisan
Uroš Mihić Origamist
Contact
Italian, English, Serbian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+39 3388485837
©All rights reserved

The origami wizard

  • • Uroš makes sculptures with paper and cardboard
  • • He learned origami by himself when he was a boy
  • • His works range from small objects to huge installations

Uroš Mihić has been a creative soul since he was a child. His father was an architect, his grandfather a set designer: “I grew up surrounded by projects, sketches and drawings, whose secrets and techniques I learned from a very young age.” So when it was time to choose his course of study, it just felt natural to pick art and design, first in his native Serbia, then in Milan, where he moved to attend interior design at Politecnico University. He never went back. Nowadays he’s a successful designer and a star of origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, which he uses to create small decorative objects, geometrical compositions and sculptures, even huge and scenographic installations for international brands like Armani and Pomellato.

Read the full interview

Works

  • ©All rights reserved
  • ©All rights reserved
  • ©Diego Diaz
  • ©Diego Diaz
  • ©All rights reserved
Photo: ©All rights reserved
Duomo

This paper model of Milan cathedral, or Duomo, is made of 600 used books, whose pages Uroš folded one by one. It was commissioned by Triennale di Milano on the occasion of Milan Expo 2015 and was completed in a staggering six days.

Length 260 cm
Width 30 cm
Height 250 cm

Photo: ©All rights reserved
Modular origami swan

Forget about the classical origami swans you’re used to. This one is an elaborate 3D sculpture. To create it, Mihić patiently folded and assembled 800 sheets of paper.

Length 40 cm
Width 40 cm
Height 80 cm

Photo: ©Diego Diaz
Book sculptures

Old books turns into geometrical sculptures and gets a new life as decorative objects. Their pages dyed in different colours and folded one by one.

Height 40 cm
Diameter 23 cm

Photo: ©Diego Diaz
Book sculptures

Paper sculptures made with magazines. The latter weren’t chosen at random: Uroš used old issues of Elle Decor, international interiors and design magazine.

Height 20 cm
Diameter 12 cm

Photo: ©All rights reserved
Installation for Vitra Global

Palm leaves made of pleated paper for Vitra Global booth at the ISH (Trade fair for responsible management of water and energy in buildings) Frankfurt fair in 2019. Their soft lines evoke the natural elements and create a geometrical wood with strong decorative impact.

Height 200 cm
Width 400 cm

You may also like

Download the app

Find all the Homo Faber Guide content at hand, save, like and much more!