Maker

Michael Trew

Michael Trew is a full-time origami artist based in East London. He has been folding paper since the age of six after receiving an origami book. After joining the British Origami Society (BOS) Michael and his mother would regularly attend the society’s bi-annual conventions where many models were taught and shared.

Michael received his first commercial origami commissions while still a teenager on large profile projects for clients including American Express, Airbus, Playstation and Mizuho Bank. After 18 months living in Japan, Michael was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to start his business Papershake Ltd.

Despite Origami becoming his profession and livelihood, Michael still takes great pleasure in transforming a simple sheet of paper into a seemingly infinite number of models and is delighted to be able to share this his passion at this Origami workshop at the fantastic Nobu Hotel Shoreditch.