T.O.M.M.I (Total optimal medial manipulated intelligence), 2009
An instrument to help women and men have an optimal communication, made from cardboard and paper, 3 x 11 x 7.5 inches, unique. $180

Eyelash-Box (Mother’s Love), 2010
4 little boxes including different types of artificial eyelashes, together in a big box. Made from cardboard and paper, 5.3 x 8.9 x 1.8 inches, unique. $250

Vertical Monoscop, 2009
An apparatus to explore three important questions of mankind. Cardboard and paper, 10 x 20 x 5.5 inches. $980

The Right Point of View, 2009
This apparatus helps to find the right point of view, made from cardboard and paper, 21.5 x 11.5 x 3.5 inches, unique. $150


For over 20 years, Julia Büttelmann has produced wonderful objects from paper and cardboard, including household utensils (so called love objects), series of shoes, scientific experiments, artificial collections, and costumes for mice. She also makes Flying Exhibitions. These are suitcases which contain objects using different themes, for example, Perception (a special performance for students, scientists and the man in the street).


Julia Büttelmann was born in Bremen, Germany. She was always interested in paper. After school she apprenticed as a bookbinder and worked for many artists and printmakers. In 1989, she established her own workshop (Pappshow) and started her artistic paperwork. Her work can be seen in the collections of Kunstgewerbe Museum, Berlin; Grassi Museum, Leipzig; Landesmuseum, Stuttgart.

Julia Büttelmann website