This origami rowboat folds up in seconds flat

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 27 May 2014

If you’ve always wanted to own a rowboat but just don’t have enough room to fit one in the garage, perhaps you can fit this rowboat in your closet instead. It’s called the Maarno Origami Rowboat and it’s about as compact as a fully functioning boat can get. It was designed by Max Frommeld and […]

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Brilliant animal origami by Nguyễn Hùng Cường

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By The Flying Dutchman in New Art on Tuesday 2 July 2013

I’ve always found origami to be a very precise and sterile art form. However, looking at these pieces by Nguyễn Hùng Cường I see a whole new world of amazing possibilities in terms of fluidity, colour and interesting textures. Brilliant stuff.

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Wood lamps that fold like origami

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Thursday 20 June 2013

After experimenting with natural wood veneer for many years, Thai product designer and inventor Anurak Suchat has developed the Loop and the Arrow, two origami-like wooden lamps that you can readily fold and unfold to light up rooms and desktops. Each veneer is laminated into three layers, has a 0.48 mm backing and is laser-cut. […]

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People with origami faces

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Saturday 9 March 2013

Alma Haser graduated with a photography degree just three years ago from Nottingham Trent University, but her works have already traveled to ten international exhibitions. In her Cosmic Surgery photo series, Haser photographs her subject, prints multiple images of the portrait shots, folds these images into an origami structure, sticks the origami on the subject’s […]

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The Origami Scarf

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Fashion on Thursday 7 March 2013

This scarf is the perfect combination of Japanese paper folding and fashion. It can be formed into almost any shape, and it will hold its shape as long as it’s being worn. The origami scarf is made from a special fabric that feels like paper, enhancing the origami feel.

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Martin Hunt’s Origami From a Galaxy Far Far Away

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By Cheyenne Tulsa in New Art on Saturday 1 December 2012

Martin Hunt started to make his own origami models while studying math at Southampton University. Eschewing traditional Japanese forms, he began replicating classic Star Wars space ships and fighters. He now has more than 20 creations derived from the blockbuster George Lucas film franchise.

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The origami-inspired folding chair

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Products on Monday 26 November 2012

The Flux Chair is a cleverly-designed folding chair that folds up into an easy-to-carry envelope after use. Inspired by origami, the chair’s lightweight and portable design can be used practically anywhere. The Flux Chair comes in 9 colors, and its super thin design is made from completely sustainable materials.

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Origami House in Russia

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Architecture on Tuesday 30 October 2012

Moscow-based architect Peter Kostelov has created an origami-inspired house for Russian television show Dachniy Otvet in which the client and architect only met once before construction. The brief for the house specified that it was to be a summer home for enjoying outdoor activities and hosting parties. The owner also specified it wasn’t to be […]

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Animal Origami by Marc Fichou

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in New Art on Tuesday 18 September 2012

Origami is the ancient Japanese art of folding thin paper into animals, flowers or whatever object your skills allow. Obviously the artist Marc Fichou shares the love to Origami and celebrated it with his own series of animals. The fascination lies in the reversible process of folding and unfolding, but still retaining the physical marks, he says. 

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Cardboard furniture by Chairigami

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Sunday 11 March 2012

There’s origami, and then there’s Chairigami. All completely recyclable, of course: ‘Chairigami is an innovative designer and manufacturer of cardboard furniture. Our product is inexpensive, lightweight, and completely recyclable’. Smart.

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Origami cover design for Novum magazine

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By Suzie Wong in New Design on Friday 9 December 2011

Rupa Design created this origami cover design out of paper for the upcoming issue 1/12 of novum magazine, focusing on the fortune-bringing crane to wish all readers a good start into 2012 and A HAPPY BALANCE.

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Between The Folds: a documentary about the Art of Origami

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By Kira Heuer in New Film on Saturday 22 January 2011

A new addition was added to my iTunes library today, Between The Folds, a stunning documentary about the Art of Origami. Thinking back to my own amateur projects in school, when we made little yellow swans and blue stars, I am amazed at what is behind the art of great folding. The mathmatical patterns behind […]

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Ribbonesia

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Art on Monday 2 August 2010

Forget origami. Ribbonesia is the brainchild of Japanese artist ‘BAKU’ Maeda, who has moved away from brush and pen in favor of ribbons and fabric, which he turns into adorable animals.

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The 3D illustrations of Kate Slater

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By Ilana Kohn in New Illustration on Tuesday 9 December 2008

I was feeling kind of picky this morning, searching for just the right thing to itch that Monday morning scratch. The beautiful origami like collages of London illustrator Kate Slater really did it. The fact that they’re 3D makes you convinced that you might actually be able to crawl inside one of them and reclaim […]

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