Papyrusbrunnen is a water fountain made of the bronze sculptures of several origami models. It is located in the center of the town of Mannheim, Germany, and is the creation of sculptor Gernot Rumpf.

The Papyrusbrunnen fountain was donated to the town by the paper company PWA, a manufacturer of tissue, transport packaging, and graphic paper. This gift, dated June 26, 1984, was in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the PWA company.

What a lovely idea for a paper mill to honor itself with such a creative nod to the gentle art of origami!

Photograph courtesy of Helmut Pika and Ute Mörchen-Jutzi.

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