The PaDoRe  (Paper-folding Documentation and Research) archive contains items consisting of mostly books, but also leaflets, images, folded examples and much more, from the 16th century onwards.

The archive covers 26 different languages (Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Latvian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Reto-Romansh, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish).

It is the work of Joan Sallas, a professional paperfolder and folding historian based in Badalona, Catalonia. PaDoRe relies entirely on people’s generosity and receives no external funding. If you have material you wish to donate, please get in touch. If you wish to help financially, please use the button below (the money is sent to Nick Robinson, who manages our site.


PaDoRe founders
Top, from left to right: Regina Kasparek (Germany), Vicente Palacios (Spain), Jens-Helge Dahmen (Germany), Ilona Schönewerk (Germany), Joan Sallas (Catalonia), Harry Groenen (Holland), Nele Hatoum (Germany).
Down, from left to rightJuan Gimeno (Spain), David Lister † (England), Elsje van der Ploeg † (Holland).
Founders not present were
: Michel Grand (France), Michel Ronnseray (France), Koshiro Hatori (Japan), Roberto Morassi (Italy).