Origami-Inspired Animal Lamps

Today we want to show you beautiful origami inspired lamps. “The idea came to life last Winter when Hugo surprised Teresa with two rough versions of paper models – a penguin and an owl – each with a lamp inside. It was the start of our paper lamp enterprise which combines DIY papercraft modeling with illumination. From then on, the designs evolved, new ideas were developed, materials were tested and our workspace was invaded by all sorts of animals. This September, we unveil our clan of paper lamps. Our designs are inspired by the origami concept of folding paper figures and result in a group of original companions to have around the house. Each of them presents individual features enhanced by their movement and position. Glowing in the dark is the ultimate effect to bring out their liveliness. Models are made with high-quality 160g paper and colours were carefully selected to create different and unique ambiences when the paper lamps are lit up. OWL paper lamps consist of a DIY kit with the necessary items to assemble our designs. We challenge people to give their personal imprint and actively participate in the making of the models. A completed DIY paper lamp could be a good idea for those who choose to offer personalized and exclusive gifts that make a difference.”

Origami Bird Lights by Umut Yamac

The Perch Light by London-based architect and designer Umut Yamac sits perfectly at the intersection of form and function: the bird-shaped light is made to look like a folded origami creation that’s illuminated from the inside. Made from actual synthetic paper, the elegant light is counterbalanced and rocks back and forth at the slightest touch or disturbance in the air. Yamac originally designed the light in 2014 as a limited edition of 20, but recently created a new chandelier-style configuration called the Perch Light Family for Moori that launched at Salone del Mobile in Milan.

‘Origami’ Pots Grows Together With Your Plants

Growth, an innovative pot design inspired by the Japanese art of origami, grows together with your plant, expanding to accommodate more soil and a wider root network. This design, by the London-based duo at Studio Ayaskan, aims to make plant pots more sustainable than ever. “In nature, everything evolves, adapts, grows, blooms, degrades, dies, gets absorbed, reused,” the designers, Bike and Begum Ayaskan, told Contemporist. “The modern approach to building is the opposite. Here, things exist in stages: objects are produced, used, discarded… Growth, through it’s carefully calculated origami pattern, mimics nature’s ability to grow and transform by unfolding over time, bringing these qualities to the manufactured object.”

Oru Origami Kayak

This absolutely stunning Oru Origami Kayak is every adventurist’s dream! It is light, compact, durable, and fully recyclable. And it unfolds magically out of its own carrying case This innovative structure takes only 5 min to assemble and is equipped with extremely tough double-layered plastic hull and a comfortable foam seat. You can preorder it now here!

Beautiful Origami by Jaroslav Mishchenko

By using origami technique Kiev based artist Jaroslav Mishchenko can create almost any object: from a car and up to animals figurines. These paper 3D sculptures he paints in the proper color palette to make them look more natural. He modestly calls himself an “amateur” and makes photos of his artwork using a smartphone Samsung Galaxy Ace. Take a look at some of Jaroslav’s art works!