via Colossal http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2011/08/incredibly-small-origami-by-anja-markiewicz/
Korea-born, Eindhoven-based Joon & Jung‘s Origami Solarcell is a polygonal low-energy LED lamp that is completely powered by the sun’s energy. The pendant lights are made from a flexible photovoltaic material that is folded into a 3D lamp using origami techniques. The flat-pack multi-faceted lights are still in the prototype stage, but we hope to see these innovative, energy-efficient designs hit store shelves in the near future.
Photo © Joon & Jung
via INHABITAT http://inhabitat.com/stunning-origami-solarcell-lamps-are-made-from-folded-photovoltaic-panels/
Let’s take a look at “Origami,” the latest work of artist Kumi Yamashita. Like magic, she uses just a simple piece of paper and her fingers to create the silhouette of faces.
And she even does caricatures! Among them are some recognizable faces, like Angela Merkel:
via Spoon & Tamago http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2012/08/29/light-and-shadow-sculptures-by-kumi-yamashita
I love seeing designers take origami concepts to make furniture bc folding wood and steel is just a *tad* bit harder than folding paper. In this post, you’ll see repeating shapes that folds up into some quirky styled furniture. By Berlin+Beijing designers Zhang & Thonsgaard.
The University of the Arts in Bremen, Germany, created a luminous interior installation made entirely from folded paper. The sculptural paper panels float through the Library staircase´s from the street level to the fourth floor, and changing text and images are projected onto them to make the library’s information more readily available to students.
via INHABITAT http://inhabitat.com/luminous-origami-art-installation-displays-digital-information-at-bremin-university-library/