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, 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.