⁠Wax Atelier


Makers Manual #17: Dazzle Ship

Makers Manual is a collaborative project between exciting makers and STORE STORE. These downloadable manuals are a practical guide to making at home for beginners and experts.


This manual provides full instructions on how to turn a humble sheet of A4 paper into a bold toy and three-dimensional work of art. Inspired by ship camouflage known as “Razzle Dazzle”, Dazzle Ship is the latest object in a series of waxed paper boats designed by Wax Atelier for adults and children to create their own Maritime vessel from scratch.⁠

⁠Wax Atelier re-visits traditional techniques ranging from candle dipping, paper making, to crafted textiles using natural wax. Making becomes a tool to experience the interconnection between the natural world and mate- rial culture. Wax Atelier was founded in 2017 by multidisciplinary designers Lola Lely and Yesenia Thibault-Picazo, in London. Born in Hanoi, Lola grew up in London and was curious from an early age about how objects are made. Drawing, making and the connection between materials, process and maker are all central to her practice. Yesenia is a French- born musician and designer. Exploring narrative potentials of materials through collaborations with experts in the fields of geology, anthropology and craft, she uses design as a means to engage with diverse audiences on contemporary ecological challenges.⁠

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