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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In most time, origami is associated with sharp and precise folding. However, Vietnamese artist Hoàng Tiến Quyết shies away from this rigidity, instead he produces curved paper forms using a difficult technique known as “wet-folding”. As the name suggests, water is involved, and it’s used to soften the paper during the folding process, so that curving line instead of the typical straight lines can be created. With this technique, Quyết can give his paper animal more personality, making them looks like malleable even though the pieces dry into hardened forms. Like those unusual origami works? You can see more from Quyết’s flickr page.
Paper is one of the most popular medium among artists. Someone likes paint on it, someone like to draw on it and someone like to fold it. Just like many other paper sculpture artists, Adam Tran, origami artist and chemistry teacher folds some incredibly dinosaur with paper. His collection on Flickr is quite impressive. Besides dinosaur, you can find other works like dragons, warriors, critters and the occasional flower.