Sipho Mabona was five years old when he folded his first paper airplane. In 2000, after having folded planes for fifteen years, Mabona ran out of paper airplane designs to fold and turned to origami hoping it would enable him to come up with some original designs.
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Since then, Sipho has been a participant at the Red Bull Paper Wings World Finals, in Salzburg (2006), designed origami for the award winning Asics corporate movie “Origami in the Pursuit of Perfection”, has exhibited his work in galleries in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Vancouver and Zaragoza, he was the invited guest at Japan Origami Academic Society (JOAS) Convention in 2008, and he was also the first foreigner whose model graced the cover of the JOAS Convention book.
Sipho Mabona’s origami covers a great range of styles from very intricate representational designs, to abstract geometrical shapes. The impeccable folding and his great sense for lines and shapes distinguishes Mabona’s work. The artist currently resides in Luzern, Switzerland.