Although Madrid-based origami enthusiast Gonzalo García Calvo is a professional musician in daytime, his spare time is fully occupied by paper folding. Using a variety of different techniques and papers, the talented origami enthusiast is able to fold various animals, objects, and even a few sci-fi figures. Those designs are so intricate and beautiful that it’s hard to believe that they’re folded out of only one piece of paper. Too bad the artist doesn’t include a video showing how he brings paper into life. We can only enjoy the static images for now. Take a look at below my favorite collection and find more on his flickr page.
Origami, is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word “origami” is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices. Maybe, cause the process of transforming a flat sheet into some 3D scupture is quite amazing, which inspire many industrial designers to create some innovative products with the idea of origami – the process or the end result. Here we have rounded up 15 Creative Origami Inspired Designs, from Kayak to chair, from coffee table to wine tote, it is quite a fun to see those origami inspired products and transform them with our hands.
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Inspired by origami, the Perch Light by London-based architect and designer Umut Yamac sits perfectly at the intersection of form and function. The paper-folded looking bird light is made from actual synthetic paper and illuminated from the inside. 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. The family of six sculptural lamps celebrate the beauty and poetry of a bird perched on a branch, rocking darkness away when set in motion.
With the help of Scales and Models, LEXUS have designed and made the Origami Car which is made from 1700 individually cut pieces of cardboard. No sheet metal, glass or plastic, the life-sized recreation of the Lexus IS is crafted with precision-cut cardboard. Like the contour lines of a map, the car’s every detail has been computer scanned and divided into segments, which are then translated into reality via laser-cut sheet cardboard. Each sheet has been painstakingly fixed together, while a robust sub-frame supports an electric motor to provide locomotion. This origami-inspired car is produced as a celebration of the human craftsmanship skills that go into every car Lexus makes.