Studio Paperform acknowledges the Cammeraygal and Gadigal peoples of the Eora nation
as the traditional custodians of the land on which we live, meet and work.

We support the Uluru Statement, a Makarrata Commission and Truth Telling.

Hello paper nerds! I’m Benja – welcome to my new site. We are currently populating our back catalogue of projects here.

I’m a self-taught Paper Engineer living and working in Sydney, Australia

Paper is my passion
I love the contradictions:
strong/delicate _ complex/simple

Paper is such a humble medium to work with. It inspires and challenges me every time I sit down at my cutting mat.

Through my studio, Paperform (founded in 2005), my team and I have been dedicated to engineering bespoke paper constructions spanning a huge variety of applications. Anything and everything out of paper is what we do.

We strive for creativity, perfection and craftsmanship in every project we undertake.


Benja Harney is a paper engineer. Working both in Australia and internationally, he is renowned as a pioneer in his field. As a professional creative, artist and educator, over the last 12 years Harney has led his Sydney-based studio, Studio Paperform, to develop a body of work that pushes the possibilities of the paper medium. Pop-up books, paper sculpture, installation, illustration, packaging, fine art, fashion, animation, set design – Harney makes anything and everything possible within this endlessly inventive material.