Brown and Beige

Pictures of models whose main colors include a shade of brown, beige or other earth tones.

Brick Wall

Brick Wall

This classic model, often referred to by the name Momotani’s Wall, is an example of an iso-area tessellation: the front and back display the same pattern. In...

Star Deimos (variant B)

Star Deimos (variant B)

Variant B of Star Deimos differs from the base shape only by a single fold which reveals more of the white side of the paper in the center.

Maltese Cross Tessellation II

Maltese Cross Tessellation II

Another approach to the subject of Maltese Cross. The molecule can be tessellated or used on a box as in this picture (I haven’t folded a multi-molecule tess...

Rocket

Rocket

This rocket is a very simple to fold model I designed for an astronomy-themed origami workshop. The rocket can stand on its own thanks to a “foot” which can ...

Trifora

Trifora

This kind of tripartite window was a popular motif in sacral architecture, found in many architectural styles, including Romanesque and Gothic.

Bed

Bed

A simple origami bed with color-change for the bedsheet. My design from late 2019.

Woven Triangles Tessellation V

Woven Triangles Tessellation V

Woven Triangles Tessellation V, folded from Elephant Hide paper. 32×32 grid for the whole model, 8×8 per molecule.

Woven Triangles Tessellation IV

Woven Triangles Tessellation IV

Woven Triangles Tessellation IV — this is the only variant in the series so far which uses a 10×10 grid per molecule rather than just 8×8.

Life-Size Desk Lamp

Life-Size Desk Lamp

This is a life-size fold of my desk lamp origami model. I cheated a little by putting a metal profile inside the post since the paper I used had too little s...

Woven Triangles Tessellation II

Woven Triangles Tessellation II

Just like all other models in the series, this origami tessellation is derived from Rectangle and Square Flagstone by applying squash folds in the right plac...

White Collars

White Collars

Origami tessellation, single sheet of Satogami paper. Just folding: no cutting or glue.

Triangles (16×16 grid)

Triangles (16×16 grid)

This origami tessellation is derived from my earlier Parallelograms Tessellation. By piecing together two symmetric “halves” of a parallelogram, we end up wi...

Parallelograms

Parallelograms

This is an older design I finally got some time to make a decent fold of (have a look at the prototype from 2017). I’m pretty sure I’ve seen something very s...

Stars among Hexagons

Stars among Hexagons

This origami tessellation is based on a geometric pattern I spotted on a door in the Barcelona Cathedral during my trip back from CfC 2 convention. A design ...

Entry to the Fjord

Entry to the Fjord

Together with In the Fjord, this is from my Norwegian fjord series of origami works. Folded from hand-made paper with oatmeal.

Growth 1.1

Growth 1.1

I recently stumbled upon an older model of mine, Growth Tessellation, in one of my boxes, and I decided to rework it a little. I added just a few touches whi...

Quake Logo

Quake Logo

Quake, released almost 25 years ago, was a major revolution in the first-person shooter genre. The first game of this type to represent reasonably realistic ...

Excalibur

Excalibur

Excalibur, the sword in the stone, from Arthurian legends. Origami folded from one sheet (Elephant Hide paper courtesy of Paula Versnick). Also compare my Tw...

Greek Cross Flagstone Tessellation

Greek Cross Flagstone Tessellation

This origami tessellation was inspired by a pavement pattern I noticed some time ago in my home city of Lublin, Poland, at the old cemetery and in the open-a...

Radioactive Tessellation II

Radioactive Tessellation II

This model is derived from my Radioactive Tessellation by adding a triangular frame around the radioactivity symbol. This change also makes it possible to sh...

Epiphany IV

Epiphany IV

This rendition of the Star of Bethlehem is based on the same general idea as Epiphany III, but made to better resemble an actual comet. It features a double ...

Crucifix

Crucifix

This origami crucifix is modeled after icon crosses found in Byzantine art, but also present in other styles up to this day. A matching model for All Saints’...

Woven Parallelograms Tessellation

Woven Parallelograms Tessellation

I derived this design from my older Double Spearhead Tessellation. The name comes from the pattern on the front side.

Box with Decorated Maltese Cross

Box with Decorated Maltese Cross

Box with a heavily stylized Maltese Cross. The molecule can be tessellated or used on a box as in this picture. This design uses my Flagstone Paneling techni...

Titanic

Titanic

The sinking of Titanic, in origami.

Hedgehog

Hedgehog

I designed this model especially for the workshop which accompanied my presentation about contemporary origami at the Embassy of Japan in Poland. While rathe...

Box with Maltese Cross II

Box with Maltese Cross II

Another approach to the subject of Maltese Cross. The molecule can be tessellated or used on a box as in this picture. This design uses my Flagstone Paneling...

Box with Maltese Cross I

Box with Maltese Cross I

An origami box featuring the heraldic Maltese Cross. The molecule is based on the one used in Maltese Cross Framed and a slight variation of the one used in ...

Box with Cross Pattee IV

Box with Cross Pattee IV

An origami box featuring the heraldic Cross Pattee. This model uses my Flagstone Paneling technique in order to achieve a completely clean space around the m...

Box with Cross Pattee III

Box with Cross Pattee III

An origami box featuring the heraldic Cross Pattee. This model uses my Flagstone Paneling technique in order to achieve a completely clean space around the m...

Box with Cross Pattee II

Box with Cross Pattee II

An origami box featuring the heraldic Cross Pattee. This model uses my Flagstone Paneling technique in order to achieve a completely clean space around the m...

Box with Cross Pattee I

Box with Cross Pattee I

An origami box featuring the heraldic Cross Pattee.I used the same molecule in Cross Pattee Tessellation, and just as the tessellation, the box also uses my ...

Braided Pinwheel Tessellation

Braided Pinwheel Tessellation

This tessellation comes in two molecule variants. Despite being a kind of twist, molecules can be made to turn left or right independent of each other, i.e. ...

One Hand Washes the Other

One Hand Washes the Other

I got the idea for this model after a workshop with João Charrua at last year’s CDO convention. The structure of an individual hand is taken directly from on...

Woven Square Box

Woven Square Box

A simple box lid derived from a modified Propellers Tessellation molecule.

Three Ancient Pyramids

Three Ancient Pyramids

A simple origami corrugation, folded from Canford paper. With the right choice of proportions, this corrugation can be made iso-area.

Stacked Propellers Tessellation

Stacked Propellers Tessellation

A refold of my older design, Stacked Propellers Tessellation, this time as a complete tessellation rather than a single molecule.

Big Paper Boat

Big Paper Boat

A large paper boat (1.5 m long), folded to test the feasibility for origami of thick double-layer corrugated board (see blog post for details).

Double-Bottom Double Spearhead Tessellation

Double-Bottom Double Spearhead Tessellation

A modification of my earlier design, Double Spearhead Tessellation. Due to the double bottom with more paper layers, this model doesn’t look as nicely back-l...

Wedge Flower Box

Wedge Flower Box

Origami box decorated with a molecule of my Wedge Flower Tessellation. Folded from Via Felt 100 gsm paper stained with tea using a technique developed by my ...

Ridges Corrugation (32×32 grid)

Ridges Corrugation (32×32 grid)

A larger fold of my Ridges Corrugation, folded from a 32×32 grid. Folded from the big grid, the model curls up more than the 16×16 version and can be used as...

Sharpened Square Interlace Tessellation

Sharpened Square Interlace Tessellation

Sharpened Square Interlace Tessellation, a simple variant of my Square Interlace Tessellation. As in the original version, each molecule uses a 6×6 grid. Fol...

Mansion

Mansion

An origami mansion, folded using several variants of my Building Block Units (BBU). I re-used many of the modules which were earlier used for The Tower of Ba...

Dune Flower

Dune Flower

A different arrangement of the same molecule as in my Dune Tessellation. Some other arrangements are also possible with a bit of tweaking.

Crown

Crown

An origami Crown (my own design), pictured sitting on top of a pomelo fruit. The crown is folded from a long strip of Gampi paper which was left over when I ...

Epiphany Tessellation

Epiphany Tessellation

An origami tessellation for the Feast of Epiphany. Single sheet of Gampi paper, no cutting or glue. Wet folding was used for the coma of the Stars of Bethleh...

Dune Tessellation

Dune Tessellation

A new design of mine, Dune Tessellation (long slit variant).

Hamiltonian Cycle of Cube

Hamiltonian Cycle of Cube

My design for a single-sheet Hamiltonian cycle of a cube. Origami folded from a single long (just above 5:1) rectangle of paper. The bent frame is in typical...

Chess Knight

Chess Knight

A recent origami design of mine — chess knight with a corrugation-based mane.

Metal Star

Metal Star

Metal Star, designed by Małgorzata Łodo. From a hexagon with 16×16×16 hex grid.

Framed Two-in-One Flower with Color Change

Framed Two-in-One Flower with Color Change

A slight modification of my Framed Two-in-One Flower, with a color-changed frame. The colour change is very simple: basically, in the first step the paper is...

Viper Corrugation

Viper Corrugation

This corrugation is just a single row of molecules from Nest of Vipers Corrugation. This picture shows the opposite side of the corrugation than the former.

Nest of Vipers Corrugation

Nest of Vipers Corrugation

My new origami corrugation. Since it causes the sheet to curl, I’m thinking about using it for a lampshade or similar object. Different curling patterns can ...

Simple Corrugated Vase

Simple Corrugated Vase

A very simple corrugated vase (just the walls: it doesn’t have a bottom). Looking inside, you see shape resembling the sun.

Corrugation: Shark Teeth

Corrugation: Shark Teeth

My new iso-area origami corrugation which I called Shark Teeth due to the sharp triangular molecules of which it is composed. Like many other corrugations, t...

Simple Elephant

Simple Elephant

A simple elephant seen from the front, folded from a square. This is basically the same design as the business card holder and Elephant Bookmark. A minimalis...

Celtic Cross Tessellation

Celtic Cross Tessellation

An origami tessellation based on my Celtic Cross model. This fold has a margin and extra space between molecules for a grid of 28×28.

Rhombic Pixel Tessellation

Rhombic Pixel Tessellation

This model is a modification of my Square Pixel Tessellation. I just scaled the CP in one direction and so pixels became rhombi.

Palace of Culture

Palace of Culture

The Palace of Culture and Science (Pałac Kultury i Nauki) is a 250 m tall building which was erected in Warsaw in the 1950’s as a sign of Soviet domination. ...

Celtic Cross

Celtic Cross

This free-standing cross was inspired by high crosses — stone monuments erected throughout the Middle Ages in Ireland and Britain.

Elephant-Shaped Business Card Holder

Elephant-Shaped Business Card Holder

A simple business card holder in the form of an elephant I recently designed. With minor modification it can be folded from a square (a rectangle was used he...

Elephant Bookmark

Elephant Bookmark

An origami bookmark (two pieces folded from different papers) featuring an elephant motif. Other animals’ heads can be designed in a similar fashion. This mo...

The Cliff

The Cliff

Origami corrugation, based on an asymmetric zig-zag pattern.

Hexagonal Diamond Corrugation

Hexagonal Diamond Corrugation

I derived this corrugation from Iso-Area Diamond Corrugation by adding some extra space between the diagonal creases. This changes the appearance of the corr...

Iso-Area Diamond Corrugation

Iso-Area Diamond Corrugation

The original Diamond Corrugation was invented independently by Ilan Garibi and Andrea Russo (who used the name Triangùli in speculo).

Picture Frame with Hedgehogs

Picture Frame with Hedgehogs

Origami picture frame with two little hedgehogs on the bottom bar. The frame is based on this design. The hedgehogs are a prototype of what later became Hedg...

Growth

Growth

This origami tessellation is made from Square Pixel Tessellation molecule variants which allow the molecules to be made in different sizes.

TensionPot Op. 695

TensionPot Op. 695

I folded this Tension Pot model during a workshop held by Robert J. Lang at 15th Origami Outdoor Meeting in Kraków, Poland. It’s an interesting shape that us...

Double Spearhead Tessellation

Double Spearhead Tessellation

This is an origami design derived from my Square Pixel Tessellation. It was featured in Robert Lang’s tessellation book.

BBU Doghouse

BBU Doghouse

Dog house designed by me using several modified variants of Building Block Units. All units (3 for the roof and 13 for the walls and entrance) made from squa...

I Walk the Line

I Walk the Line

Master Yoda — origami model designed by Artur Biernacki. Folded by me from a square of Tant-tissue paper sandwich.

Doghouse for Yara Yagi’s Dachshund

Doghouse for Yara Yagi’s Dachshund

I like Yara Yagi’s Dachshund very much. I will be teaching this model at this year’s Outdoor Origami Meeting so I thought a nice dog like this deserved a mat...

Lotus Cube

Lotus Cube

Lotus Cube, made from a variant of my BBU (Building Block Units). Even though it is possible to make a cube from just 6 lotus BBU units, such an assembly is ...

Elevated Twists

Elevated Twists

These pyramid-shaped structures appear as intermediate stages when collapsing some more complex tessellations. Basically, they are square twists in the uprig...

Puffed Big Propellers (two variants)

Puffed Big Propellers (two variants)

The basic idea of Propellers Tessellation can be extended into countless variants, especially when one goes from the original 8×8 grid to larger grid sizes.

Spindle

Spindle

This was my exercise in wet folding, to the extent that I’m not even sure if “folding” is still an appropriate word for the process of forming this shape. No...

A Long Way Home

A Long Way Home

Origami mammoth, designed by Artur Biernacki. Folded by me from a square of Unryu-tissue paper sandwich.

Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year 2016!

Welcome to 2016! This seven-segment display, executed in origami, shows the current year, and is folded from a single sheet of Elephant Hide paper. With a li...

Chevron Corrugation (iso-area)

Chevron Corrugation (iso-area)

This is a variant of my Chevron Corrugation in which every other row of chevrons is reversed, i.e. pointing down instead of up. This makes the corrugation is...

Chevron Corrugation

Chevron Corrugation

Corrugation, designed and folded by me, but later I learned that Daniel Kwan folded this pattern before, inspired by a similar model by Charles Hoberman (det...

Blintzed Bird Base Corrugation

Blintzed Bird Base Corrugation

This corrugation is exactly what it says on the tin: blintzed bird bases tiled side by side. Large tilings have a slight tendency towards curling, but it can...

Saturn (WSM)

Saturn (WSM)

Another Saturn-themed origami, this time a modular made from my Woven Slit Module (WSM). 10 units are used altogether: 6 for the orb, 3 for attaching the rin...

Four-Sink-Base Tessellation

Four-Sink-Base Tessellation

This kind of tessellation is not very interesting in itself, but has been invented and used by many authors independently as basis for more advanced designs....

Saturn Tessellation

Saturn Tessellation

This tessellation is based on a 128×92 grid. Image is created from a four-sink-base tessellation by folding up some of the squares’ corners. While I’ve seen ...

Fractal Pinwheel Cube

Fractal Pinwheel Cube

This is an example of using my Fractal Pinwheel as a modular unit. Due to small size, there’s only one level so the fractalness is not so clearly visible.

Plain Box

Plain Box

I rarely fold boxes [update: no longer true], but recently I needed one and could not find any satisfying model online, so I designed this one. In contrast t...

Head of Cthulhu

Head of Cthulhu

Head of Cthulhu from The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft. Designed and folded by me.

The Tower of Babel

The Tower of Babel

This rendition of the Tower of Babel consists of a series of square platforms placed one on top of another and rotated by 45 degrees at each level. This frac...

Dachshund Ouroboros

Dachshund Ouroboros

The ouroboros is an ancient symbol of infinity and self-reference. It is represented as a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. This one has assumed the for...

Hydrangea Cube

Hydrangea Cube

I came up with the idea of connecting Hydrangeas to form a modular origami design independently, then found out Meenakshi Mukerji had published it in her boo...

Square Weave Cube

Square Weave Cube

This is a modular cube made of six Square Weave Tessellations. The connection method is mine, the authorship of the Square Weave Tessellation seems to be dis...

Clover Cube

Clover Cube

This model is a combination of Building Block Units and Fujimoto’s Clover Folding. The models amounts to 18 units, 12 of which are BBUs (6 × D10 variant, 6 ×...

Spiked Icosahedron (BBU D2)

Spiked Icosahedron (BBU D2)

The structure of this model is similar to spiked icosahedra made with variants of the Sonobe unit and other similar modules. However, in the case of BBU, a t...

Egyptian Pyramid

Egyptian Pyramid

This design can be extended indefinitely by adding more and more levels (a smaller, single-level variant is also possible). The walls are angled at 45 degree...

Cube (BBU E10)

Cube (BBU E10)

Due to the E10 tile’s small flaps, it can’t be directly attached to the flaps of inner A1 tiles. An additional “sizing” layer of A2 tiles is needed for prope...

Church

Church

This model does not represent any actual church. Instead, it freely mixes elements typically found in small churches (rectangular floor plan without transept...

Bell Tower

Bell Tower

Inspired by traditional Polish wooden churches and the wooden belfry in Paczyna.