Christmas with class: exquisite paper art is just the thing for Partridge bling

Christmas with class: exquisite paper art is just the thing for Partridge bling
A painstakingly crafted paper art display is the ideal foil for Partridge's blinging windows. Art + jewellery = the perfect pairing.

Here at Idealog we aren't exactly strangers to cardboard engineering (witness the work of art that was the cover of our 48th issue). We quite appreciate all that goes into this esoteric and tactile craft, so this festive window display at Partridge Jewellers (on Queen St and in Newmarket) caught our eye.

It's the work of paper engineer Phillip Fickling, who has designed models for the likes of 42 Below, Air New Zealand, Star Wars, and The Hobbit, among many others. All up, the project took over 500 hours (that's more than 60 eight-hour days).

paper window christmas display partridge jeweller by phillip fickling

paper window christmas display partridge jeweller by phillip fickling

paper window christmas display partridge jeweller by phillip fickling

paper window christmas display partridge jeweller by phillip fickling

paper window christmas display partridge jeweller by phillip fickling