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Origami Inception: Paper Artist Folds Four Works From a Single Sheet of Paper

Origami Inception: Paper Artist Folds Four Works From a Single Sheet of Paper

October 11, 2017

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Christopher Jobson

Vietnamese paper artist Nguyen Hung Cuong (previously) just unveiled this new origami work titled “Fly High, Dreamers!” that incorporates four sequential objects—a hand holding a crane with a rider also holding a smaller crane—each connected to the other, all from a single uncut sheet of paper. More



Art

Origami Animals Bound Across Walls in Murals by ‘Annatomix’ 

Origami Animals Bound Across Walls in Murals by ‘Annatomix’ 

Aug.18.17

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Laura

Annatomix, a self-taught painter from Birmingham UK, creates geometric, origami-inspired animals on everyday materials of all sizes. Bumblebees and rabbits take shape on small surfaces like discarded paper bags and wood scraps, while foxes and peregrine falcons scale the sides of buildings. Crafted in acrylic and spray paint, pastels, graphite, and ink, her animal renderings balance a fantastical element while also responding to the environment they are painted into. More



Design Science

MIT Developed a Fabric That Can Fold Into Origami-Like Shapes When Inflated

MIT Developed a Fabric That Can Fold Into Origami-Like Shapes When Inflated

Aug.10.17

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Kate

MIT Media Lab's Tangible Media Group has created a system to fold materials into various origami shapes when inflated, turning specifically designed paper, plastic, and fabric into representations of swans, helixes, or other 3D figures with minimal human interaction. The project, aeroMorph, utilizes special software to program the geometry needed for each three-dimensional shape and exports the information as digital fabrication files. After this, specific markings are heat-sealed onto the provided material on a large robotic platform, allowing it to bend at specific joints when filled with a steady stream of air. More



Design

An Origami Pineapple Pavilion Opens Inside Berrington Hall’s 18th-Century Garden

An Origami Pineapple Pavilion Opens Inside Berrington Hall’s 18th-Century Garden

Jul.13.17

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Kate

Situated inside the garden of the Georgian mansion at the National Trust’s historic Berrington Hall is Studio Morison's newest structure Look! Look! Look!, a pineapple-shaped pavilion with angles akin to a folded work of origami. More



Art Design Science

A Fold Apart: A NASA Physicist Turned Origami Artist

A Fold Apart: A NASA Physicist Turned Origami Artist

Mar.17.17

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Christopher

In 2001 NASA physicist Robert Lang quit his job to focus on his one true passion: creating original origami designs. With a deep understanding of mathematics and materials, Lang’s folding designs have been incorporated into everything from spacecraft to airbags. His works aren’t limited to functional objects, he’s also produced a wide range of original artworks that have been exhibited around the world. The Great Big Story recently sat down with Lang for this brief interview. More



Crafts Design

Ceramic Origami Plates and Dishware by Moij Design

Ceramic Origami Plates and Dishware by Moij Design

Feb.6.17

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Christopher

Hamburg-based ceramic artist Angelina Erhorn of Moij Design creates all matter of ceramic dishware that mimics the form of paper origami sheets, both folded and unfolded. Her designs include plates, espresso cups, and vases with delicate creases and occasional stained geometric elements. More



Art Crafts

Tessellated Origami Sculptures by Goran Konjevod

Tessellated Origami Sculptures by Goran Konjevod

Dec.5.16

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Christopher

Origami artist Goran Konjevod brings an extensive background in mathematics and theoretical computer science into the folds of his elegant paper sculptures, textured abstract forms that twist, spiral, and cascade. Konjevod practiced origami as a hobby for many years, usually folding the designs of others until 2005 when he began producing some of his original designs. Most of his pieces involve tessellations where repetitive geometric designs are carefully folded to create patterns within the paper. More



Design Food

Polygons: A Versatile Measuring Spoon Inspired by Origami Folds

Polygons: A Versatile Measuring Spoon Inspired by Origami Folds

Oct.18.16

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Christopher

Instead of juggling a ring of measuring spoons while cooking in the kitchen, what if standard measurements were combined into a single flat tool that adjusted at the pinch of your fingers. Is this a problem that needs a solution? Perhaps. Currently funding on Kickstarter, Polygons is a rather ingenious looking measuring spoon tool that combines four fractional measurements (in teaspoon and tablespoon models) into a flat tool that folds like a piece of origami paper. More



Design

Origami Bird Lights by Umut Yamac

Origami Bird Lights by Umut Yamac

Jul.19.16

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Christopher

The Perch Light by London-based architect and designer Umut Yamac sits perfectly at the intersection of form and function: the bird-shaped light is made to look like a folded origami creation that’s illuminated from the inside. Made from actual synthetic paper, the elegant light is counterbalanced and rocks back and forth at the slightest touch or disturbance in the air. Yamac originally designed the light in 2014 as a limited edition of 20, but recently created a new chandelier-style configuration called the Perch Light Family for Moori that launched at Salone del Mobile in Milan. More



Art Crafts

The Lunar Cycle Displayed Through 15,000 Colorful Origami Birds

The Lunar Cycle Displayed Through 15,000 Colorful Origami Birds

Jul.12.16

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Kate

Mademoiselle Maurice (previously here and here) recently produced the mural “The Lunar Cycle” in collaboration with the French Mathgoth Gallerie, a temporary piece that pays tribute to the hundreds of residents who were temporarily uprooted due to the upcoming demolition of the building. Composed of 15,000 colorful origami birds, the piece forms the cycles of the moon against the dark background of the wall and covers over 21,000 square feet of space—making it the largest urban mural ever created in Paris. More



Art Crafts

New Rainbow-Hued Origami Street Art by Mademoiselle Maurice

New Rainbow-Hued Origami Street Art by Mademoiselle Maurice

Apr.13.16

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Kate

It’s been a few years since we last featured French street artist Mademoiselle Maurice (previously here and here) and we were delighted to catch up with her new artfully placed pieces on the streets and buildings of Singapore, Corsica, Sweden, and Italy. Arranged both haphazardly and in detailed arrangements, Mademoiselle Maurice adheres thousands of brightly colored origami works to unexpected places, decorating everything from the ceilings of national art museums to the worn sides of ancient buildings. More