Paper-cut art goes high design.

All photos by Alexander Kusak.

Our DWR SoHo Studio recently hosted the launch of a new collection called Run, designed by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin for Emeco, a line of sleek yet casual tables, seating and shelving.

broken flowerpot

Accompanying the event, we were lucky to have a paper sculpture installation by NYC-based visual artist Daniel Sean Murphy, called Run with Scissors. Murphy works almost entirely in cut paper – think paper-cut art taken to another level via loads of imagination, sculptural 3-D construction and sheer skill with a pair of scissors. He creates sets, installations and objects for luxury brands and editorial clients.

For DWR, Murphy reinterpreted the Run Collection by adding his own magic. Each of his paper sculptures was designed to interact with its tabletop surface to show different takes on collective living – meeting, eating, learning and sharing.


The results were all worthy of a double take. Can that really be paper?

The event also supported the victims of last month’s earthquakes in Japan. Special-edition prints of the Run Collection, illustrated by Sam Hecht and signed by Kim Colin, were sold at the event, with all proceeds going to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.

All in all, it was a great night for design and for giving back.

ice cream cone