I do not really know why but I have always had an attraction towards cut outs in paper. Due to the incredible techniques we can use today this ancient art form goes beyond the paper. Rob Ryan is a wonderful English artist who stays true to his art form but with his humour gives it his own twist. He even took it as far as making a gorgeous dress. Together with the furniture maker Michael Marriott this idea came up. The artist himself in his studio. You have to go to his site it’s wonderful misterrob.co.uk Another artist who takes the cut out art to another level is the American Chris Natrup. He works more with room sized installations as well as cut outs in transparent plastics. As fragile as a spidernet. Martin Hedge is an artist from Australia who is searching to represent transparency within solid forms. He works out from his studio in Melbourne. This window screen shows the poetic side of this technique when the light hits back and you get all the reflections. I love these with your favourite design chairs! Can be bought at cutOutpaper The Danish designer Louise Campbelle did this chair “Prince chair” for a competition for the Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, the inspiration is a snowflake. The seat is nephene rubber and black wool. This technique has gone all the way to architecture. This is the Polish Pavillon for the world expo in Shanghai 2010. Isn’t it beautiful! Based on the old tradition of cut outs in Polish folk art.