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88 Origami Design Ideas

See How the Ancient Practice Influences Design In Honor of Origami Day

— November 11, 2015 — Art & Design
In honor of Origami Day, these featured design ideas are a tribute to the re-invention of a classic paper folding art concept. The practice of folding paper has been used to influence everything from furniture designs and architecture to technology and fashion.

Origami has been a heavy influence within the furniture world, which has allowed designers to craft unique pieces of household accessories that are compact and able to be folded -- not built by consumers. Following this theme, origami has proven to be a useful kitchenware tactic as well. For example, designer Ben Strange created a Tupperware-like container called 'FoldFlat' that pops up using folding concept.

On Origami Day it is important to reflect on the ancient paper-folding that has been used across almost every design industry. From cardboard origami cars to playground canopies shaped like folded paper, this art combines aesthetic an convenience.
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Cardboard Origami Cars
Cardboard Origami Cars
This Lexus IS300H Sedan is Crafted from 1700 Pieces of Cardboard
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Intergalactic Paper Sculptures
Intergalactic Paper Sculptures
Marc Hagan-Guirey Recreates Scenes from Star Wars Using Only Paper
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Tripod Toothbrush Containers
Tripod Toothbrush Containers
The Storigami Props Up and Protects Your Brush While Your Travel
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Origami-Inspired Batteries
Origami-Inspired Batteries
This Folded Paper Battery is Powered By Bacteria
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Customizable Origami Lamps
Customizable Origami Lamps
This Origami Lamp Lets Users Create Completely Custom Lighting
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Origami Military Shelters
Origami Military Shelters
This Military Shelter Uses Ancient Origami to Save Energy and Space
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Handmade Gemstone RIngs
Handmade Gemstone RIngs
These Modular Jewelry Pieces are Made by Hand Using 3D Printing
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Flying Paper Cranes
Flying Paper Cranes
This Paper Crane Can Actually Take To the Air
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Interactive Origami Installations
Interactive Origami Installations
Kamiko by MixMotion is a Modern Piece of Art
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Canine Origami Campaigns
Canine Origami Campaigns
Beagle Street's Release the Pounds Treats Londoners to Folded £10 Notes
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Origami Smartphone Speakers
Origami Smartphone Speakers
'The Tone' is a Thin Speaker for Smartphones That Folds
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Leather Origami Bags
Leather Origami Bags
These Durable Handbags are Made Without Stitching and Use the Art of Origami
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Geometric Animal Lighting
Geometric Animal Lighting
These LED Lamp Sculptures from Etsy Bring the Outdoors Into One's Home
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Childlike Dishware Collections
Childlike Dishware Collections
Chi Chi's Colorful Tableware is Sold in a Functional Set
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Angular Minimalist Lighting
Angular Minimalist Lighting
The Plie Lamp by Vitale is Made out of a Single Sheet of Bent Metal
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Spooky Origami Bats
Spooky Origami Bats
This DIY Tutorial Instructs Novices How to Fold a Bat from Paper
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Luxe Origami Accessories
Luxe Origami Accessories
The Lamellic Collection Boasts Geometrically Folded Pieces
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Origami-Inspired Drones
Origami-Inspired Drones
This Origami Drone Spreads Its Wings In Less Than a Second
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Color-Shifting Skirts
Color-Shifting Skirts
The Chamelyo is a Color-Changing Skirt that Transforms When It’s Spun Around
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Origami Butterfly Duvet Covers
Origami Butterfly Duvet Covers
Snurk Designs a Whimsical and Crafty Blanket for Dreamers
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Kirigami-Like Solar Panels
Kirigami-Like Solar Panels
These Flexible Solar Cells Don't Need Any Motors to Rotate with the Sun
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Sophisticated Balloon Animals
Sophisticated Balloon Animals
Adults will Appreciate Masayoshi Matsumoton's Intricate Designs
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Creatively Folded Cartography
Creatively Folded Cartography
Origami Map Were Made to Prompt Business's Google Maps Registration
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Holographic Modular Jewelry
Holographic Modular Jewelry
Designer Geo Verau's Origami Accessories are Cute and Femininine
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Origami-Inspired Book Sculptures
Origami-Inspired Book Sculptures
These Scultures are Embedded Within the Pages of Iconic Novels
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Sugary Stained Glass Art
Sugary Stained Glass Art
These Graphic Watercolors Are Created With Paint and Sugar
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Angular Aluminum Lighting
Angular Aluminum Lighting
This Geometric Light Fixture Boasts a Sculptural Shape
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Extendable Plant Holders
Extendable Plant Holders
This Expandable Plant Pot Eliminates Replanting and is Origami-Inspired
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Folding Measuring Spoons
Folding Measuring Spoons
This Creative Measuring Spoon Shape Stems from Origami
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Organizational Office Lanterns
Organizational Office Lanterns
The Illumigami is an Office Lighting System That Values Efficiency
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Intricate Origami Fashion
Intricate Origami Fashion
This Junya Watanabe Collection is Full of Intricate Pleats
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Gigantic Origami Boats
Gigantic Origami Boats
Big Bang Fair Teamed Up with Kids to Build a Huge Floating Paper Boat
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Folded Roof Residences
Folded Roof Residences
The ORIGAMI House by TSC Architects is Modern and Sculptural
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Refined Paper Art
Refined Paper Art
Cybèle Young's Artwork Combines Japanese Origami & Contemporary Sculpting
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DIY Origami Cookies
DIY Origami Cookies
The 'Fete Gazette' Blog Has Created Adorable Paper Cranes Out of Wafer Cookies
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Sustainable Cork Wallets
Sustainable Cork Wallets
The 'Origami One' is a Slim Billfold Wallet Made from Eco-Friendly Fabric
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Geometric Pear Packaging
Geometric Pear Packaging
Katarzyna Soltysiak's Fruit Cage Containers Are Designed for Fresh Fruit
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Elegant Origami Animal Art
Elegant Origami Animal Art
Origami Artist Ross Symons Creates Beautiful Folded Paper Creations
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Shape-Shifting Origami Planters
Shape-Shifting Origami Planters
GROWTH by Studio Ayaskan Changes as Plants Get Bigger
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Edible Origami Cranes
Edible Origami Cranes
This Folded Crane is Made From Celeriac Sheets Instead of Paper Pieces
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Geometric Pendant Lamps
Geometric Pendant Lamps
LampsLite's Newest Lighting Collection is Origami-Themed
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Flexible Folding Kayaks
Flexible Folding Kayaks
The Oru Coast 'Origami Kayak' Goes From Box to Boat in Just Ten Minutes
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Eco Origami Lighting
Eco Origami Lighting
The Airy Lamp by Studio 24° is Paper-Made and Inspired by Clouds
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Origami-Engineered Structures
Origami-Engineered Structures
The Zippered Tube Design Doubles the Magnitude of Strength of Paper
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Geometric Meerkat Sculptures
Geometric Meerkat Sculptures
These Paper Animal Art is Inspired by Traditional Origami
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DIY Robot Toys
DIY Robot Toys
These 'Kamigami' Robots Feature DIY Construction and are Remote Controlled
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Mini Origami Robots
Mini Origami Robots
These Self-Folding Robots are Multi-Talented Machines
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Geometric Origami Carryalls
Geometric Origami Carryalls
Finell's Rae Shoulder Bag is a Sculptural Purse that Makes a Statement
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Geometric Origami Masks (UPDATE)
Geometric Origami Masks (UPDATE)
Steve Wintercroft's 3D Model Masks are Perfect for Halloween Day
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Delicate Origami Illuminators
Delicate Origami Illuminators
A Rice Paper Lighting Series Employs an Unusual Ornamental Material
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Origami Bodycon Fashion
Origami Bodycon Fashion
The Mikhael Kale Spring Collection is Full of Sculptural Silhouettes
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Origami Light Installations
Origami Light Installations
Masakazu Shirane’s 3D Kaleidoscope Sculpture is Immersive
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Handy Origami Umbrellas
Handy Origami Umbrellas
The Sa Features a Functional New Design Made with Recyclable Materials
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Architectural Origami Fashion
Architectural Origami Fashion
Bolor Amgalan's Latest Lookbook Boasts Sculptural Elements
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Origami-Inspired Candle Holders
Origami-Inspired Candle Holders
Mizko Design's Karat Candlesticks Boast a Geometric Design
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Wet Origami Art
Wet Origami Art
Hoang Tien Quyet Uses a Unique Paper Folding Technique for Added Details
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Folded Door Furnishings
Folded Door Furnishings
This Reclaimed Door Table was Taken from Its Hinges and Reworked
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Origami-Inspired Chairs
Origami-Inspired Chairs
One Designer Creates a Chair Inspired by the Geodesic Dome
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Affectionate DIY Boxes
Affectionate DIY Boxes
Anna Trympali's Romantic Gift Box Helps to Create a Heartfelt Greeting
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Pliable Camping Cuisine Aids
Pliable Camping Cuisine Aids
Outdoor Chopping Board Facilitates Multitasking Meal Prep in the Wild
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Massive Origami Taxidermy
Massive Origami Taxidermy
These Papercraft Creations From Holger are Humane, Creative and Vibrant
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Floral Origami Lighting
Floral Origami Lighting
West Elm's Flower Pendant Lamp is Sculpturally Shaped
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Expandable Pleated Backpacks
Expandable Pleated Backpacks
Steven Enns' Leather Backpack Design Expands and Contracts Naturally
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Origami-Inspired Cabinets
Origami-Inspired Cabinets
This Origami Furniture Features Exposed Shelving and Geometric Patterns
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Geometric Office Accessories
Geometric Office Accessories
These Designer Desk Supplies Boast an Origami-Inspired Look
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Luxe Origami Accessories
Luxe Origami Accessories
Malene Glintborg Creates Minimalist Jewelry Pieces With a Modern Edge
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Origami Easter Packaging
Origami Easter Packaging
Minieco's Printable Paper Project is Great for the Holidays
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Fashionably Folded Accessories
Fashionably Folded Accessories
These Linda Sieto Leather Bags Boast a Layered and Elegant Design
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Bendable Origami Benches
Bendable Origami Benches
BlackLAB Designs a Flexible Furniture Piece Out of Geometric Panels
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Pop-Up Relief Shelters
Pop-Up Relief Shelters
This Pop-Up Shelter Provides Temporary Living Space for Four
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Kaleidoscopic Origami Domes
Kaleidoscopic Origami Domes
'Light Origami' by Masakazu Shirane & Saya Miyazaki is Illuminating
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Origami-Inspired Kayaks
Origami-Inspired Kayaks
Oru's Bay+ Kayak is an Upgraded Version of the Original Oru Kayak
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Neo-Luxe Origami Bags
Neo-Luxe Origami Bags
The FINELL Handbag Collection is Full of Geometric Lines
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Paper-Made Wildlife Sculptures
Paper-Made Wildlife Sculptures
These Angular Origami Animals Simplify the Look of Wild Creatures
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Color Block Fashion
Color Block Fashion
Britt Bergmeister by Kristina Varaksina Interacts with Origami Objects
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Animal Paper Sculptures
Animal Paper Sculptures
Wolfram Kampffmeyer of PaperWolf Creates Beautiful Geometric DIY Templates
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Parametric Alcohol Packaging
Parametric Alcohol Packaging
These Origami Champagne Cartons Creatively Redress the Drink
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Balancing Bird Lamps
Balancing Bird Lamps
Umut Yamac Designs a Sculptural Light Inspired by Origami
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Origami Playground Canopies
Origami Playground Canopies
This Brightly Colored Thin Metal Canopy Protects a Playground in Spain
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Chic Origami Carryalls
Chic Origami Carryalls
This Ribbed Leather Bag is Handmade by Etsy's CrowSLC Shop
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Triangular Chocolate Packaging
Triangular Chocolate Packaging
Charm Chocolate is Bite-Sized and Perfect for On-the-Go Enjoyment
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Re-Imagined Umbrella Designs
Re-Imagined Umbrella Designs
The Sa™ is Seeking Finances Via Crowdfunding Platform Kickstarter
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Foldable Origami Containers
Foldable Origami Containers
These Foldable Food Containers Shrink Down to a Slim Package
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Interlocking Paper Lamps
Interlocking Paper Lamps
These Bamboo Paper Origami Lamps are Built Without Any Screws or Glue
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Geometric Multi-Tasking Tables
Geometric Multi-Tasking Tables
This 3-in-1 Small Pet Bed is Held Together Using One Elastic Band
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Collapsible Perfume Cartons
Collapsible Perfume Cartons
This Perfume Packaging Design Flattens When Fragrance is Sprayed
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Origami Pet Bowls
Origami Pet Bowls
This Pet Food Packaging Design Unfolds into a Handy Bowl
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Biodegradable Origami Bowls
Biodegradable Origami Bowls
This Food Bowl Design Imagines a Sustainable Way to Eat Ramen
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