Paper Production

Darryl Scriven, Design Manager at Nissan’s Design Centre for Europe: “The first step of any car design involves putting pencil to paper.

Darryl Scriven, Design Manager at Nissan’s Design Centre for Europe: “The first step of any car design involves putting pencil to paper. From that simple start, it’s a complex journey to production involving hundreds of skilled people, thousands of man-hours and millions in investment.”

Or just British artist Owen Gildersleeve and a whole bunch of paper. Some 2,000 pieces, in all.

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And about 200 hours later, you end up with a Nissan Juke.

Well, at least an Origami Juke.

To celebrate the car’s fifth anniversary and the fact that it is produced in the Nissan plant in Sunderland, U.K.

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The Brits are particularly chuffed at the Juke’s European success—it is the continent’s best-selling compact crossover—because that has led to the announcement that the next-generation Juke will also be built in Sunderland, and the plant is the recipient of a £100-million investment to help make that happen.

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Gildersleeve said, “This was a great project to work on—hard work, but very rewarding.”

And we would have to add: Very amazing!

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Scriven (left) and Gildersleeve (right)