Hitomi Igarashi used folded origami paper to cast the porcelain mold which resulted in these beauties.
read more via designboom: LEXUS design award 2012 – porcelain origami by hitomi igarashi
Layers of blue fabric pleated into origami-like patterns bounced down the catwalk at Central Saint Martins graduate Jaimee McKenna’s Autumn Winter 2013 show. (more…)
via Dezeen http://www.dezeen.com/2013/04/07/autumn-winter-2013-collection-by-jaimee-mckenna
Designer Kenneth Cobonpue recently debuted a gorgeous set of Dragon Tail Lamps, which look both dangerous and delicate at the same time. The lamps are made with chromed origami paper and they taper to small curve at the bottom resembling a prickly tail, brining an edgy twist to the soft glow of light they emit. Inspired by his homeland in the Philippines, Cobonpue integrates locally sourced organic materials into his designs including palms, seagrasses, bamboo, abaca, and rattan. His trademark hand-made techniques are reminiscent of his mother’s designs, who also owned and operated a well-known furniture and design company in the seventies. The lamps are available in white and parchment and come in various suspension and table varieties, making them fantastic focal points for modern interiors.
via INHABITAT http://inhabitat.com/gorgeous-origami-dragon-tail-lamps-are-folded-from-simple-sheets-of-paper/
Spanish street artist Nuria Mora is based in Madrid and is well known for her large-scale abstract murals. They’re colorful and geometric and pop up on walls around the world, adding art to sides of buildings and walls that often appear rundown. She works with the textures and shapes of the facades and makes each design appear tailor-made for that wall. I love that she’s giving life to walls and leaving her mark everywhere.
While known worldwide for her murals, she also creates other street art, some of which is 3D. She began taking over those lit up-style public ad spaces around Madrid, like at bus stops, and installing origami sculptures and various other pieces she’s done.
Photos by Nuria Mora and Neko.
via Design Milk http://design-milk.com/nuria-mora/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+design-milk+%28Design+Milk%29
Constanze Schweda’s new line of low tables are inspired by kirigami, which is a variation of origami that includes cutting the paper. Taking their cue from these three-dimensional shapes, the line of Curl tables also begins as a single sheet that in turn becomes a sculptural object.
Each table is made from a thin sheet of steel that is cut and sculpted into the delicate-looking structures. They may look fragile but these tables are durable and perfect for indoor or outdoor use.
Finished in a powder coating, they are available in three styles and come in white or custom colors.
via Design Milk http://design-milk.com/curl-tables-by-constanze-schweda/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+design-milk+%28Design+Milk%29
Little origami Yoda can now stand in good papercraft company, as sculptor David Canavese has created a miniscule half-inch Millennium Falcon! The San Jose-based artist took eight hours to complete the incredibly detailed miniature using only paper, glue, and the skill of a Jedi. He has also created other Star Wars ships, including a Blockade Runner that took almost a week to finish. Take a journey to his website and transport yourself to another galaxy far, far away.
via INHABITAT http://inhabitat.com/tiny-papercraft-millennium-falcon-is-only-half-an-inch-long/
The Viva Speakers are inspired by origami and are extremely portable. Good enough to slip into your pocket! The docking speakers work well with the iPhone and other Android phones. It works with Bluetooth syncing as well. To open it to shape out as a cube, simply counter twist the top and bottom in one rhythmic swipe. Music beams out from all four sides creating an enigmatic surround system. The design uses empty spaces of the cube as a soundbox and it has a great quality of bass sound. I
Designer: Jang se-chan
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French paper artist Mademoiselle Maurice (previously) took her unique style of urban origami installation to the streets of Hong Kong and Vietnam where she created some of the pieces shown here. The hexagonal pieces above were created in Paris just prior to her trip to Asia which you can learn more about (plus see many more photos) on her website.
via Colossal http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/07/urban-origami-installations-on-the-streets-of-hong-kong-and-vietnam-by-mademoiselle-maurice/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+colossal+%28Colossal%29
Donning a jaunty top hat was not exactly Gandhi’s style, but Yosuke Hasegawa has given the iconic Indian leader–and a host of other famous faces–a whole new look with Moneygami. The former graphic designer and current “3DCG illustrator” started experimenting with currency-creasing techniques almost five years ago, and has since racked up quite a collection of rad hatters. “Almost everyone who sees them laughs and says, ‘Oh my god!’ They all look so happy,” he tells Co.Design. “And I want to make people happy with spending money. It is just different way to spend.”
When figuring out the particulars of a new headgear design, Hasegawa is able to transform tender in anywhere from five to 30 minutes, and says he’s able to been able to find bills from all around the world–but remains mum on his sources. “I can get even North Korea, Iraq, and Libya… how is a secret.”
If you’ve got the patience and keen hand-eye coordination, give it a shot! The folded bill is still legal dough. And paying for a beer with a charmingly be-hatted Lincoln will no doubt be better received than settling a ticket with $137 worth of origami pigs hand-delivered in two donut boxes, as some brave, foolish fellow recently did.
via Co.Design http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670830/using-origami-and-world-currency-to-make-hats-for-gandhi-lincoln-and-che