Finnish origami artist
Juho Könkkölä spends around fifty hours scoring and folding a single 95cm² sheet of Wenzhou rice paper before he even begins sculpting the otherwise unbroken, uncut surface.
Using a combination of wet and dry origami techniques, he creates (among many other things) 28cm tall samurai warriors complete with plated armour, traditional helmet, and swords. Sez he:
There are several hundreds of steps to fold it from the square and there are
probably thousands of individual folds
He talks more about his process
The incredible origami of renowned physicist Robert Lang – an art he has not only mastered but frequently uses to explore complex, real-world engineering problems.
Polygons – a very nifty origami-style measuring spoon that folds into four different volumes depending on how you pick it up, flattening out to allow the last sticky remnants to be scraped into the bowl.
Two different sizes, one for teaspoons and one for tablespoons.
A new mural by Birmingham based Annatomix at Hoxton in London.
Ghostcube is a series of hinged interlocking wooden cubes created by Swedish designer
Erik Åberg which can be twisted and folded – origami style – into a seemingly endless array of complex shapes.
Åberg has open-sourced the design in the form of 30 minutes of development and application video that you can
download from his site.
When it’s a four panel kinetic sculpture.
Evolution Door by Austrian designer Klemens Torggler opens and closes at the slightest touch, folding aside like origami, without crushing your fingers in the process (unless perhaps you’re using the steel one).
For now, the Drehplattentür (flip panel door) remains a prototype.