Luca Iaconi-Stewart

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Luca Iaconi-Stewart (born around 1991) is an American designer who achieved widespread publicity in 2014 for building a 1/60-scale model of an Air India Boeing 777 using manila folders.[1]

Iaconi-Stewart began work on the model while a junior at San Francisco's Lick-Wilmerding High School in the late 2000s. He claimed it took 10,000 hours to complete and that he devoted an entire summer just to completing construction of the passenger seats.[2] CNET declared the model "the coolest paper airplane ever" [3] while WIRED named Iaconi-Stewart "the world's best paper plane maker".[4] According to Iaconi-Stewart, he dropped out of college at Vassar in order to devote more time to constructing the model. In an interview with The Independent, Iaconi-Stewart said his work had been inspired by an effort to "push the limits of what could be done" with manila folders.[5]

As of 2014, Iaconi-Stewart is employed doing odd jobs in the San Francisco area.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Lacitis, Erik (24 January 2014). "The astounding 1/60th scale Boeing 777 made out of manila folder paper". The Seattle Times. Seattle, Wash. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Stone, Madeline (22 January 2014). "This Is The Coolest Paper Airplane You'll Ever See". Business Insider. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "The coolest (and most realistic) paper airplane ever (pictures)". CNET. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Tang, Victoria (22 January 2014). "Here’s the World’s Best Paper Plane Maker". WIRED. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Vincent, James (24 January 2014). "Flying first-class: The meticulous paper aeroplane that's five years in the making". The Independent. London. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 

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