In February 2012 we were contacted by the RSPB team in Edinburgh who were looking for help to fold 200 – 250 cranes as table decoration for their first annual RSPB Nature of Scotland awards dinner.
Held at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh and hosted by comedian and presenter Fred MacAulay, the awards recognise and celebrate excellence, innovation and outstanding achievement in nature conservation.
After some discussion the folding was split such that the RSPB and their volunteers would aim for 120 cranes, whilst we took on folding 120 flapping birds.
In 2010 we were asked to produce some origami animals to act as table centres for the 2010 Green Awards dinner.
Part of the challenge was to make models that would be large enough to be visible in the centre of a table. This meant that we had to avoid some models which when scaled up lose their appeal. Given that the tabes would be round that meant that the models had to be recognisable from any angle and didn’t depandon being viewed from any specific direction.