An installation of papercraft birds at St. James's Market Pavilion in London by Buenos Aires-based creative couple Estudio Guardabosques. The exhibition is a collaboration with dn&co, a brand and design consultancy inspired by culture and place, and features more than 100 birds in various colors decorated with patterns inspired by a different St James’s craftsman. The Paper Aviary takes inspiration from Charles II’s exotic birdcage, which housed his collection of tropical birds during the 1600’s in the heart of St James’s Park.
The exhibition nods to the style and craft heritage of St James’s. Each handcrafted bird displays plumage and patterns inspired by the fashion houses and craftsmen of the area. Houndstooth, checks and polka dots are taken from the fabric patterns of brands such as John Smedley, Turnbull & Asser and Aquascutum animating each paper bird. Enriching the experience further the exhibition features a curated soundtrack of birdsong.See more of Estudio Guardabosques' work on Behance.