Manager at the Studio


BBen_Friesen_Origamien Friesen

Ben is an origami expert who has been folding since the age of 5, when his mother gave him a dinosaur origami book. Today, with over 25 years of teaching experience, Ben has instructed everyone from infants to grandparents in the ancient art.

Ben specializes in handmade tissue foil models and tessellations, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, on and in Creased magazine. In 2011, Ben started working at Taro’s, and has worked to spread origami with The New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Collective and now the wonderful community in Oakland.

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