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53 Origami-Inspired Designs

From Suspended Origami Art to Origami-Inspired Bio-Batteries

— July 28, 2016 — Art & Design
Origami is an ancient art form, but is one that is still constantly being utilized for various origami-inspired designs. Origami continues to be used in art, scientific research, apparel and furniture.

The 'In N' Over' installation in Montpellier, France uses origami cranes to delight and entrance the viewer. The whimsical art piece is made of various-sized hand-folded origami cranes that are suspended from the ceiling of a courtyard. A professor at Binghamton University was inspired by origami when designing a bio-battery that runs on the bacteria found in dirty water. The professor used the design of a ninja star to create a battery made of eight connected batteries. The 'By Fang' clothing collection was inspired by origami, particularly the folds, angles and symmetrical designs. Origami's intricate and delicate style lends itself to creative and unique designs and uses.
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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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Origami-Inspired Bio-Batteries
Origami-Inspired Bio-Batteries
Researchers Developed a Battery That Runs on Bacteria In Water
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Functional Origami Canoes
Functional Origami Canoes
ONAK's Fold-Up Canoes Let Anyone Explore the Water
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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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Folding Origami Lights
Folding Origami Lights
The Folding Lamp Features Geometric Sides that Vary in Light Diffusion
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Vibrant Origami Installations
Vibrant Origami Installations
This Origami Installation is the Largest Mural Ever Made in Paris
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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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Flying Paper Cranes
Flying Paper Cranes
This Paper Crane Can Actually Take To the Air
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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-Inspired Clothing Collections
Origami-Inspired Clothing Collections
'By Fang' Blends Ancient Design Principles & Modern Fabric
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Origami Smartphone Speakers
Origami Smartphone Speakers
'The Tone' is a Thin Speaker for Smartphones That Folds
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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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Folded Wooden Bowls
Folded Wooden Bowls
The Lignum Fold Decorative Objects Feature a Modern Geometric Shape
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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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Origami Fabric Lights
Origami Fabric Lights
The Se'Paar Hanging Lamps are Made from Layered Sheets of Buckram Material
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Fanned Paper Clocks
Fanned Paper Clocks
The Manifold Clock Features an Abstract Art Aesthetic
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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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Insect-Killing Origami Crafts
Insect-Killing Origami Crafts
This Paper Origami Boat is Infused with a Natural Mosquito Killer
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Origami-Inspired Home Extensions
Origami-Inspired Home Extensions
The 'G3 House' Draws Inspiration from the Art of Origami
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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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Sustainable Smartphone Amplifiers
Sustainable Smartphone Amplifiers
Eco-Made's Eco-Amp Boosts the Sound Quality of Mobile Devices
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Refined Paper Art
Refined Paper Art
Cybèle Young's Artwork Combines Japanese Origami & Contemporary Sculpting
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Shape-Shifting Lampshades
Shape-Shifting Lampshades
This Parchment Lampshade Features an Origami-Inspired Design
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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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Metallic Origami Lights
Metallic Origami Lights
The Resch Lighting Series is Inspired by 1960s Artist Ron Resch
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Avian Origami Lamps
Avian Origami Lamps
The Perch Light by Umat Yamac Looks Like a Folded Paper Bird
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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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Suspended Origami Art
Suspended Origami Art
These Suspended Origami Pieces Come Together to Form a Flock of Birds
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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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Intricate Origami Artwork
Intricate Origami Artwork
These Creations from Gonzalo Garcia Calvo are Truly Exceptional
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Wooden Origami Objects
Wooden Origami Objects
The Lignum Fold Collection Creases Fine Timber Into Delicate Dishes
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Mini Origami Robots
Mini Origami Robots
These Self-Folding Robots are Multi-Talented Machines
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Geometrical Origami Decor
Geometrical Origami Decor
'Wood-Skin' can Fold into Limitless 3D Tiling Designs
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Suspended Origami Street Art
Suspended Origami Street Art
Mademoiselle Maurice Outdoor Installations are Made Using Paper
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Origami Light Installations
Origami Light Installations
Masakazu Shirane’s 3D Kaleidoscope Sculpture is Immersive
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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-Inspired Gift Wrap
Origami-Inspired Gift Wrap
This Eco-Friendly Wrapping Paper Lets Users Celebrate Sustainably
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Architectural Origami Fashion
Architectural Origami Fashion
Bolor Amgalan's Latest Lookbook Boasts Sculptural Elements
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Simple Origami Sculptures
Simple Origami Sculptures
These Origami Decorations are Simple but Elegant
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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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Origami-Inspired Chairs
Origami-Inspired Chairs
One Designer Creates a Chair Inspired by the Geodesic Dome
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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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Origami-Inspired Cabinets
Origami-Inspired Cabinets
This Origami Furniture Features Exposed Shelving and Geometric Patterns
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Origami Easter Packaging
Origami Easter Packaging
Minieco's Printable Paper Project is Great for the Holidays
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Kaleidoscopic Origami Domes
Kaleidoscopic Origami Domes
'Light Origami' by Masakazu Shirane & Saya Miyazaki is Illuminating
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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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Origami-Inspired Houses
Origami-Inspired Houses
This Indonesian Origami House is Surrounded by the Jungles of Bali
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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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Triangular Chocolate Packaging
Triangular Chocolate Packaging
Charm Chocolate is Bite-Sized and Perfect for On-the-Go Enjoyment
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Foldable Origami Containers
Foldable Origami Containers
These Foldable Food Containers Shrink Down to a Slim Package
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