Paris-based “paper designer” Camille Ortoli creates intricate installations that capture the chic side of paper-crafting. In addition to haute couture commissions and other commercial work, Ortoli also focuses on personal projects, including her stunning series of paper Haussmann buildings.
Each splendid model features the characteristic elements of this architectural style: distinctive mansard roofs, decorative reliefs and molding, and rows of windows with exquisitely-crafted balconies. Though they measure only a few feet tall, the paper buildings are rendered in extraordinary detail, showcasing both Ortoli’s architectural knowledge and paper-cutting prowess.
Named after Georges-Eugène Haussmann—the public figure responsible for Paris’ major renovation in the 19th century—Haussmann buildings are found all over the French capital, where Barcelona-born Ortoli now lives and works. In addition to these edifices, Ortoli also finds inspiration in other Parisian sites, from its public art to its pretty side streets.
You can see more of Ortoli’s delicate designs on her Instagram.