Paper Carpenter — local craftsman who designs structures using cardboard

Cardboard may be nothing but recycling material to most, but to Adrian Chua, it's his livelihood. And no, he's not a karang guni man, but the founder of Paper Carpenter, which creates 3D objects out of sheets of cardboard.

Even as a child, Mr Chua had been fascinated by pop-up books and how a flat sheet of paper could be transformed into a 3D piece of art.

The idea of using cardboard as a working medium came to him when Mr Chua was a production manager in an advertising firm, and his client wanted a 2m-tall self-standing directional sign that needed to be collapsible, lightweight, eco-friendly and cheap.