2,000 Folded Sheets Forms a Full-Size Nissan Origami Car

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Origami is a popular way to celebrate anniversaries.

And to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Nissan Juke, they enlisted British paper artist Owen Gildersleeve to create a life-size origami of the SUV. Comprised of 2,000 folded pieces of paper, it took more than 200 hours to put together. It is built to the exact dimensions of the Juke. Talk about handmade! The paper SUV also features the same design elements that give the real-life Juke its distinct quality.

via DesignBoom

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Origami Boat by Matteo Signorini

Origami boat is a light folding dinghy for sailing fun. Almost three meters long, Origami boat carries one adult and its extreme lightweight structure makes it exciting to sail. Afterwards it folds up into a flat pack to the same size as a windsurf board and can be easily carried by one person, transported on a car, stowed on a flight or stored in that little space in your garage. Origami boat is made out of flat sheets of plastic, so it is easy to manufacture and easy to fold. The corrugated plastic offers rigidity and extra buoyancy, for additional safety.

Designer: Matteo Signorini

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via Yanko Design http://www.yankodesign.com/2009/08/28/ten-exciting-boats-and-yachts-concepts/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+yankodesign+%28Yanko+Design+-+Form+Beyond+Function%29