## Thorn (CFW 86)

One of Shuzo Fujimoto’s basic stars that consist just of a tessellation molecule with no extra paper around it, and can become more complex stars when decora...

Models whose dominant colors include different shades of purple and pink or intermediate colors such as magenta.

One of Shuzo Fujimoto’s basic stars that consist just of a tessellation molecule with no extra paper around it, and can become more complex stars when decora...

Each link of this chain is a Möbius strip folded from a single CBU unit, essentially a Möbius Strip V (CBU). For a chain with regular, round links, see Chain...

This star, designed by Shuzo Fujimoto, has an unusual symmetry, and an interesting color change. Folded from a small hexagon of Washi Deluxe, a duo-color, wr...

A model from September 2020, this is a 3D-shaped variant of Woven Triangles Tessellation VI, folded from the same sheet as the flat-shaped one. Pulling some ...

I slightly damaged a sheet I wanted to use for something else, so I thought I’d do some crumpling and created this claw. The name came by itself, but then I ...

This tessellation is based on a hex grid but the symmetry of molecules is triangular. This is also the reason the whole model is not a fully symmetric hexago...

This is another fold of Scissors Fractal, a recursive model I derived from Shuzo Fujimoto’s Scissors (CFW 87). In this fold, the direction each level rotates...

A comparison of two variants of Scissors Fractal: one with consistent rotation direction for all levels and one with alternating rotation directions.

A regular octahedron from one sheet, by Shuzo Fujimoto. This design is very paper-efficient, and surprisingly sturdy given how little paper is wasted on the ...

One of Shuzo Fujimoto’s many stars. Folded from a hexagon, but the number of rays is twelve. There is a design from a square (CFW 150) that uses a similar te...

A very simple variant of Fujimoto’s Hydrangea, which does not seem to be popular among folders so far.

Another fold of my Woven Triangles Tessellation V, this time from purple Ogawa Washi paper. It is physically the same sheet which later became Woven Triangle...

This box features a tessellation molecule which I called Shy Flower. I derived it from my earlier Braided Pinwheel Tessellation. The flower is 3D and its mos...

Believe it or not, over all these years of folding tessellations, I never folded a clean tiling of Fujimoto’s Hydrangea. I recently decided to make up for th...

Another fold of Shuzo Fujimoto’s Hydrangea. I’ve kept two outermost leaf layers free of unnecessary creases. For deeper layers, it becomes much harder.

A trefoil knot from a single Cross Lap Unit.

This model, which includes tessellation elements, has a 3×3 field of squares which reminds me of a tic-tac-toe game board. The pattern is based on Square Pix...

This is the prototype fold of Parallelograms Tessellation. It’s quite representative of my design technique: a quick doodle on a small grid and a rough sketc...

This design is my modification of Shuzo Fujimoto’s Hydrangea. Despite the change being very minor, it allows the model to be shaped in a more three-dimension...

Another pattern in the Woven Triangles Family. This particular work uses standard, flat shaping but a different, three-dimensional shaping is also possible. ...

My idea behind this tessellation was designing something easy to learn for beginners but at the same to make it reasonably well looking. The models I have us...

Yet another variant of Star Ananke. Variants of this design were designed independently by myself and by others before me: Wei Fu, and Robin Glynn (with mino...

This is the simplest recursive/fractal model I have come up with so far. It is folded from a square. Due to the very high shrinkage factor, which is almost 4...

As part of preparations for my presentation and workshop on contemporary origami, I set out to design a simple modular star which I could teach in the worksh...

A quick study of Lucca cathedral as an origami tessellation on my way to the Italian CDO convention.

This is my variant of Edward Mistretta’s model, Phantasma Fractal. It’s a nice design which can be folded as a single molecule, or tessellated.

This is a design derived from my Square Interlace Tessellation. A more precise name would be Pursed Square Interlace Tessellation but I found it too technica...

Kropka Star, designed by Natalia Guzowska. I had the pleasure of test folding this model from soon-to-be-published diagrams. Paper with hexagonal symmetry pa...

Happy New Year 2018! This is the first fold of my recent idea for making pixel tessellations, called Butterfly Pixel Tessellation. The molecule is basically ...

The same molecule as in Her Majesty’s Box, used for a tessellation. Diagonally rotated square grid, 32×32.

A new box, aptly named Her Majesty’s Box, taking shape on the train back from the 50th Anniversary Convention of British Origami Society. Both the convention...

This tessellation is just a slight modification of Double Spearhead Tessellation but it looks much more like Woven Rhombi Tessellation.

A fold of Framed Two-in-One Flower, folded from purple Tant paper.

A box with a ribbon bow, constructed using a molecule of my Sunflower Tessellation and with color change. This is a variant where the ribbon runs along the d...

Stacked molecules of my Hearts Tessellation. This model is a fractal, and you can go on stacking heart upon heart indefinitely, each twice as large as the pr...

A back-lit picture of Stars and Squares Tessellation, invented independently by me and Shuzo Fujimoto. You can find a similar backlit picture of this model i...

A quick tessellation of hearts. Molecule design is somewhat similar to Heart Tessellation by Haligami (Halina Rościszewska-Narloch).

This is a new variant of my Chevron Corrugation. The variant shown here was designed by myself, and, as I later learned, also by others, though with differen...

90-edge buckyball made from a variation of Tom Hull’s PHiZZ unit. I know that other people have also designed this simple variant of the unit independently f...

A box decorated with a molecule of Super-Ninja Star Tessellation which is an extension of Ninja Star Tessellation. The super-variant has larger blades.

A new tessellation, designed and folded by me. Basic molecule is 6×6 grid units. In this particular execution, a lot of extra margin was added around and bet...

A brain in a vat is a thought experiment related to consciousness and the perception of reality which has, in one form or another, interested people ranging ...

This is the short-blade variant of my Propellers Tessellation. Molecule is 6×6 grid units but in this rendering an extra margin of one unit is added.

Another design of mine with octagonal symmetry. This is a fairly simple model, so it may have been developed by others independently.

This is the octagonal version of Pinwheel with Color Change.

Yet another fine example of me reinventing the wheel. After I designed this pattern, I found out it had been already published — in 1982 (!) — by no less tha...

Compare with the same solid folded from standard Sonobe units.

Compare with an octahedron built using the same technique (octahedron’s page also discusses the technique in more detail).

This model demonstrates the Sonobe link connection method that can be applied to SEU units folded from square paper, which can be considered a Sonobe variant...

This particular model is made from 3 modules, but any number of modules from 2 upwards can be used to create similar models. The only limitation is paper’s t...

This model uses 128 Trimodules, forming 64 2-unit tetrahedra, and 126 links that connect them, for a total of 254 units. The links were made from narrow rec...

This is one of the rather few modular origami designs which use an odd number of units. Compare also with another similar model.

This icosahedron has nine triangular pyramids pointing inwards on each face. The same shape can also be described as a truncated icosahedron whose each face ...