Hiro Kano

Hiro Kano

Born in Tokyo in the ’90s, Hiro started folding origami before elementary school and became captivated by Origami’s infinite possibility and range of things that you can create from just folding sheets of thin paper. After finishing folding most of the books available in the local library, Hiro started creating original models, winning smaller awards by Nippon Origami Association (NOA). In 2005, at the age of 10, Hiro won the Grand-Prix in the Nippon Origami Contest, a competition that accepts … Read More

Nick Janssen

Nick Janssen

Nick’s first experience with origami began at the age of 6 with The Joy of Origami by Toshie Takahama, which was an impromptu gift from his father following a business trip. His appreciation for folding grew throughout childhood with John Montroll’s Prehistoric Origami followed by David Brill’s eye-opening Brilliant Origami. Nick’s exploration continued throughout college, sourcing diagrams online during the early years of the Internet. It was a trip to Japan in 2005 and the discovery of Origami House in … Read More