Fold project had an opportunity to participate to another workshop by origami artist Paul Jackson. Workshop was arranged together by VTT and Aalto University, and it was a part of Crystal Flowers in Halls of Mirrors, a course that combines math, arts, and architecture. This time Fold project researchers and consortium partners had two days … Continue reading Paul Jackson’s workshop vol. 2
Fold project highlights of 2022
Fold project launched in January 2022 VTT launched the Fold project in collaboration with Aalto University in a kick-off meeting in January 2022. The Fold consortium and research team met for the first time to discuss the goals of the project. The Fold project attracted companies from various fields: material producers, machine production and package … Continue reading Fold project highlights of 2022
Fold showcased at Uusi puu exhibition
Fold project participated in New Wood (Uusi puu) exhibition with a concept of folded wood based cushioning materials for e-commerce packaging. The exhibition was held at the Finnish parliament, and a competition for new wood based innovations was launched at the event. The exhibited pieces consisted of three different solutions using the same foldable pattern: … Continue reading Fold showcased at Uusi puu exhibition
Fold presented in IAPRI newsletter
IAPRI, International Association of Packaging Research Institutes, published a news item on their website about the Fold project. Click link to read more: Aalto and VTT work on FOLD paperboard project.
Paul Jackson’s Corrugations workshop
Origami artist Paul Jackson will be hosting a hands-on folding workshop related to the Fold project at Aalto University in October. "Over 5 full days of group workshops and personal creative experimentation, Corrugations aims to introduce the language and multi-disciplinary creative potential of flexible folded surfaces and flexible folded forms, in packaging, engineering, math and … Continue reading Paul Jackson’s Corrugations workshop
Fold demo samples presented in May
Fold Demo Day gathered Fold consortium partners with VTT and Aalto project groups to network, explore the folded demo samples, and to discuss the opportunities and application ideas for folded materials. The event showcased folded material explorations that had been made during and prior to the Fold project. Consortium partners joined the event from Anpap, … Continue reading Fold demo samples presented in May
Press release: ExpandFibre 13.04.2022
FOLD project has joined ExpandFibre Ecosystem and Programmes. Read the news form ExpandFibre website: Multidisciplinary FOLD co-innovation project seeks durable future solutions for industrial needs.
Press release: Aalto University 20.01.2022
Aalto University has published an article about the role of Fold project for the industry. Link to the article: Multidisciplinary research project based on origami seeks solutions for industrial needs. Cover image by Valeria Azovskaya. Prototypes based on Miura fold.
Press release: Business Finland 04.02.2022
Business Finland has published a web article about Fold project. Link to the article: Fold goes for gold: New sustainable, durable packaging materials are taking off.