St James's Market welcomes The Paper Aviary

A special public art installation has arrived at St James's Market in London in the form of The Paper Aviary, featuring more than 100 multicoloured birds. This is the latest exhibition organised by The Crown Estate for the beautiful walnut and gold leaf pavilion designed by Studio Weave.

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The Paper Aviary is inspired by the original 16th century birdcage in St James’s Park (and the original source of the name Birdcage Walk) that was filled with Sulawesi hanging parrots, lorikeets and even huge cassowaries collected by the East India Company and gifted to King Charles II.

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The concept was created by design studio dn&co – who also thought up the last exhibition, The Handsome Butcher of St James’s – in collaboration with Guardabosques and 2MZ, and made from G.F Smith Colorplan paper.

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A total of 118 birds have been constructed in red, yellow, orange, blue and green paper and decorated with patterns, each inspired by a different St James's and Jermyn Street craftsman. Patterns include traditional houndstooth from Turnbull & Asser to modern zebra print plucked from Tiger of Sweden’s latest collection shown at London Fashion Week Men's.

The installation is in place until 3 May 2017.

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