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Edina Németh

Edina Németh Paper sculptor
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Hungarian, Dutch, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+36 209668811
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Inspired by her city

  • • Edina often includes Budapest’s landmarks in her designs
  • • Her studio, Edinas Paper, completed more than 300 projects in five years
  • • Her main strength is making 2D sheets of paper into 3D sculptures

Edina Németh's preference for paper as a medium started at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam where she studied interior design. “It was an unconscious choice. Somehow it never ceased to fascinate me how paper can be so delicate and strong at the same time,” she explains. After graduation, she moved back to Hungary during the recession in 2009, and her career shifted towards marketing as “there were no jobs in architecture at that time”. Her four-year experience collaborating with different agencies was a valuable learning curve. However, she soon felt the urge to create with her hands. In 2016, she opened her workshop, Edinas Paper, and since then she has collaborated with well known brands including Samsung, Coca-Cola, Unilever and many others.

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Works

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Photo: © Edinas paper
Libir kinetic window display

This paper time machine is placed in the window display of one of the biggest bookstores of Budapest. The delicate laser cut paper cogwheels and clock face invite passersby to take a closer look. The installation has many moving elements, such as turning cogwheels and planets combined with letters, which together evoke the magic of childhood. A multi-layered installation, visitors will notice more and more as they step closer. Quotes from writers are hidden in the typographic layers of the installation, so there is always a new word or detail to discover. To create the movement, Edinas Paper collaborated with the kinetic designers of MeetLab.

Height 265 cm
Width 520

Edina Németh Paper sculptor
Photo: © Edinas paper
Panorama box

This is a custom-made invitation made from delicate layers of laser cut paper depicting a silhouette of Budapest's cityscape. The top of the box can be pressed with metal foil which further elevates the effect.

Height 9 cm
Width 9
Depth 7 cm

Edina Németh Paper sculptor
Photo: © Edinas paper
Four Seasons pop up card

This tiny pop up card was designed for the Four Seasons hotel in Budapest. The wonderful facade of the hotel has inspired Edina many times before but this is an elegant solution for representing their brand and communicating with their partners.

Height 12 cm
Width 14

Edina Németh Paper sculptor
Photo: © Edinas paper
Omorovicza window display

This window display was commissioned by Omorovicza and designed to emphasise the connection of the brand to the city. Edina highlighted the building of Racz Spa, which was renovated by the Omorovicza family in the 1800s. The peacock, which is one of the main symbols of the brand, was made of hundreds of paper feathers which were all shaped by hand to achieve incredible detail. Among the crisp white paper buildings, the stunning blue and green of the peacock stands out, while also subtly referencing the brand's logo.

Height 195 cm
Width 165

Edina Németh Paper sculptor
Photo: © Edinas paper
Budapest leporello

This silhouette of Budapest was designed for a custom-made invitation card. Budapest and its architecture is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for Edina, who in this case transformed the city into a delicate layered leporello card.

Height 19 cm
Width 12

Edina Németh Paper sculptor

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