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6 Amazing Origami Designs!

Posted By Ana Lisa On April 9, 2012 @ 6:18 pm In Art,Design,Environment,Features,Green Materials,Innovation,Recycling and Composting | 1 Comment

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Anja Markiewicz’s Amazingly Tiny Origami [1]

German artist Anja Markiewicz [2]makes tiny origami figures from pieces of paper [3] that are less than an inch long. Using a toothpick, her skilled hands and a load of patience she creates nano-origami cranes, dragons, flowers and snowflakes that are small and beautiful.

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Yuya vs. Design’s Ephemeral Origami Tea Set [4]

Japanese industrial designer Yuya Ushida [5] has her own studio design studio were she creates all sorts of experimental objects [6]that make people happy. Her Paper Tea Set is a magical collection of different tea elements made from a single sheet of folded coated paper and judging by the picture we can see it works without spilling a drop!

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Takuyi Hori’s Beautiful X-ray Origami Animals [7]

Takuyi Hori is a Japanese graduate of Kanazawa College of Art [8] who seeks to create awareness about endangered species. He uses folded translucent paper with animal skeletons printed on it to create x-ray origami [9] that are beautiful and have a strong environmental message.


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Lazerian’s Celestial Origami Hanging Lights [10]

British studio Lazerian [11] 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 [12].

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University of the Arts’ Luminous Origami Installation [13]

The German University of the Arts [14] 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 [15] in a fun and very cool new way.

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Craig Folds Five’s Intricate Origami Money [16]

Using some spare US dollars [17] folded by the ancient Japanese technique, Craig Folds Five [18]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] Anja Markiewicz’s Amazingly Tiny Origami: http://inhabitat.com/artist-anja-markiewicz-folds-amazingly-tiny-nano-origami-with-miniature-pieces-of-paper/

[2] Anja Markiewicz : http://shop.faltsucht.de/

[3] paper: http://inhabitat.com/artist-valerie-buess-twists-and-turns-paper-into-magical-underwater-creatures/

[4] Yuya vs. Design’s Ephemeral Origami Tea Set: http://inhabitat.com/ephemeral-origami-tea-set-by-yuya-ushida-reminds-us-to-enjoy-lifes-simple-pleasures/

[5] Yuya Ushida: http://www.yuyavsdesign.com/index.html

[6] experimental objects : http://inhabitat.com/artist-yuya-ushida-transforms-8000-chopsticks-into-a-collapsible-chair/

[7] Takuyi Hori’s Beautiful X-ray Origami Animals : http://inhabitat.com/takayuki-hori-beautiful-x-ray-origami-animals-shine-light-on-8-endangered-species/

[8] Kanazawa College of Art: http://www.kanazawa-bidai.ac.jp/

[9] origami: http://inhabitat.com/stunning-origami-solarcell-lamps-are-made-from-folded-photovoltaic-panels/

[10] Lazerian’s Celestial Origami Hanging Lights: http://inhabitat.com/british-design-group-lazerian-unveils-celestial-luminaires-made-from-folded-paper/

[11] Lazerian: http://www.lazerian.co.uk/

[12] distant stars: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_Triangle

[13] University of the Arts’ Luminous Origami Installation: http://inhabitat.com/luminous-origami-art-installation-displays-digital-information-at-bremin-university-library/

[14] University of the Arts: http://www.uni-bremen.de/

[15] students: http://inhabitat.com/norwegian-students-build-airy-bamboo-and-teak-library-for-thai-orphans/

[16] Craig Folds Five’s Intricate Origami Money: http://inhabitat.com/craig-folds-five-manipulates-money-into-amazing-origami-art/

[17] US dollars: http://inhabitat.com/mark-wagners-dollar-bill-collages-poke-fun-at-money-feature-george-washington/

[18] Craig Folds Five : http://craigfoldsfives.deviantart.com/

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