Announcement   Dear friends,

please accept a slower processing pace of your orders during July and August. We do like to take our little boys into the wild for a few days now and then during summer months.

We wish you lots of adventures!
Hana + Kubo


Last updated on Jun 29, 2018

Dear friends,

please accept a slower processing pace of your orders during July and August. We do like to take our little boys into the wild for a few days now and then during summer months.

We wish you lots of adventures!
Hana + Kubo

Hana Nováková

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Hana Nováková

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Look at how you can use these crisp and light paper reliefs in your living space. Framing and matting can be part of your order. Have a great weekend, Kubo
I've just hang this beauty in our bedroom, isn't the black frame for this piece the best?
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Architect applies design and model making skills to create geometric paper reliefs

Based in the Czech Republic, Kubo Novak creates abstract paper reliefs confronting sharp crystallic microstructure of paper folds with a bionic-like smooth curvy macrostructure of his pieces.

As a starting visual artist with a background in architecture he is fascinated by parametric design, classical geometry and architectural composition and crystallography. He embraces paper as an universal medium very potent in its versatility.

He works with a twofold method the first stage of which is the design phase dwelling in the nearly limitless virtual environment. He then creates the pieces meticulously by hand confronting the designs with his physical and skill limits.

His wife Hana is the business side their creative couple and takes care of all the back office and financial tasks.

Shop members

  • Hana

    Owner, Maker, Curator, Customer Care

    Born and raised in Central Europe. Married to the Designer, two amazing boys. MSc. in psychology. For LightningFold taking care of our shops, customer requests and orders. Happy to roam mountains and plains.

  • Kubo

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    A full-time paper artist with a background in architecture and an affinity for geometrical research. He is fascinated by the confrontation of the endless computational possibilities and his own physical limitations. He is married to his best friend.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 1, 2017
Dear visitors,

The LightningFold project embodies our vision of independent designing, manufacturing and selling ingenious and handy goods. It arose from a college design project and it actually is our personal attempt to prove that the world works in a way we hope it does. It also enables us to live in a way that makes us happy.

Thank you for your visit.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
1. The buyer may cancel the order without giving reasons within a period of two weeks after delivery of the goods in text form (by letter or e-mail) or by returning the goods to our address. This applies to cases when there are no reasons for warranty set up (the buyer does not like the delivery, but the item or items are as specified in the order and are in mint condition). This may not apply to custom orders.

2. Goods may be sent back to us at our expense. The buyer pays the postage, which will then be included in the amount of money returned to him. The buyer needs to enclose a copy of the original bill and provide us with information needed to refund the purchase price. The refund is made within 14 days after the item is sent back by the customer.

3. If the buyer returns the delivery from reasons on his side (not damaged or deviating from order), he has to ensure that the goods are shipped back unused and come in mint condition, otherwise we may decrease the sum of money returned to him.

4. In case of any defects of the delivered goods, we are entitled to repair the defect or to replace the item with an impeccable one. The buyer is allowed to cancel the contract if we fail to repair the item or if we can't deliver equivalent replacement. The buyer is obliged to allow us to verify the defect of the item. If the buyer refuses us to inspect the item, we are exempted from the warranty.

5. The limitation period for warranty claims of buyers of consumer products is 2 years.
1. We only accept payments in advance, made via listed services. After an order is confirmed, the buyer is provided with all payment details needed.

2. Full price of the order, including all items prices and shipping costs, has to be paid before the order is shipped.

3. Please note that there could be customs duties and taxes on items imported to countries outside the EU. Any additional charges must be borne by the buyer. Additionally, please note that when ordering from us, you are considered the importer of goods and must comply with all laws and regulations of the country in which you are receiving them. We would like our international customers to be aware that cross-border deliveries are subject to opening and inspection by customs authorities, for which we can take no responsibility.
1. Orders are shipped within the time period specified in the product description. As the items are all hand made by the two of us, and they may require several hours of work to complete, it may take up to fourteen days after the payment is processed to ship them. If you need to get your item sooner, please let us know when placing your order.

2. All items are packed safely, tracked on their way and insured for their whole price. If any problems occur with the delivery, please let us know as soon as possible.

3. The shipping costs depend on weight and size of the order and the place it is shipped to. We always try to select the most cost-effective mailing. The packages are always insured for loss and damage. May the goods be delivered damaged; the buyer should reject the package directly at delivery (if the damage is obvious) or as soon as possible (when finding out later) and ask the shipping company for compensation. The shipping costs are specified for each item of our catalog.
Additional policies and FAQs
1. All our deliveries are based on these terms and conditions. By submitting the order the buyer accepts these terms and conditions as a whole.

2. The rights and duties of our company are governed by the general and specific laws of the Czech Republic and the European Union.

3. Information, such as illustrations, descriptions, dimensions, which are contained in our catalog, is subject to change unless it is expressly designated as binding. Slight deviations from such descriptions shall be approved and shall not affect the contract, unless they are unacceptable for the buyer. Please note that our products are hand-made and can therefore differ in details from the items depicted in the catalog. Slight color variations that may also occur are mostly due to the color settings of your monitor.

*Privacy Policy*

1. The personal data provided to us and order and account information are only used to process your order. They include name, full post address, company registration number (where applicable) and VAT registration number (for companies only), eventually PayPal account (in case of refunds).

2. Any disclosure to unauthorized third parties is excluded.The personal information of the buyer will only be collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not kept longer than necessary.

3. The customer data is processed in compliance with the relevant provisions of the respective laws of the Czech Republic and European Union. We are registered by the Office for Personal Data Protection ( under registration number 00045745.

4. By submitting the order the buyer gives consent with this privacy policy. He may at any time withdraw this consent and ask us in written form (letter or e-mail) to discard his personal data.

*Business information*

1. The seller is registered in the Czech Trade Register under business identification number 86736728.