6 Amazing Origami Designs!

by , 04/09/12

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Lazerian’s Celestial Origami Hanging Lights

British studio Lazerian uses the ancient Japanese art to give an intricate edge to their lightning collection. By laser-cutting and hand-folding paper they are able to create the most beautiful lamps that take the shape of distant stars.

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University of the Arts’ Luminous Origami Installation

The German University of the Arts in Bremen created an innovative way for displaying digital information within the library’s staircase. Using large-scale origami paper panels as a screen, they can project all sort of information communicating with students in a fun and very cool new way.

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Craig Folds Five’s Intricate Origami Money

Using some spare US dollars folded by the ancient Japanese technique, Craig Folds Five creates some intricate origami money. From an original fisherman on a boat to an intricate koi fish, this US-based artist forces us to consider our relationship with money, and crafts.

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1 Comment

  1. bryantyee March 28, 2012 at 9:50 am

    I would like to learn about the practical implications of origami and how it can be applied to innovative new designs. ie The miura ori fold used in the solar panels of satellites, or the water-bomb base fold found in heart stints.

    In my senior thesis, that you featured on your site last month, I used origami to create a glue-free packaging box for LED bulbs, made completely out of paper. The intention was to raise awareness in the amount of single-use plastic we put in packaging. As a young designer, I think there is something very valuable that we can take away from the idea of origami and paper engineering. How can we use 100% biodegradable mediums to eradicate the need for wasteful plastics?

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