Origami-first designs


Models of this type are also automatically listed in: geometric
More restrictive types: box lid, box, coaster, other decoration, envelope, modular box, origami-first design corrugation, modular origami-first design, single-sheet origami-first design, origami jewelry, other modular origami-first designs, other origami object, picture frame, single-sheet box, tato

There are a group of models which I call origami-first designs and which could also be described as useful origami or origami objects. These are origami models such as boxes which can be used in and of themselves. They are not abstract designs, but they can’t be called figurative, either, since they do not try to represent any other objects. They just stand for themselves and are designed as origami from the ground up.

This page lists folding instructions for models of a single type. You might be interested in the models themselves instead.
Box with Woven Triangles I

Box with Woven Triangles I

Below you can find a precrease pattern and a photo tutorial of the collapse (for a clean fold). The model is designed around ...

Fog Stoppers for Face Mask

Fog Stoppers for Face Mask

These origami fog stoppers can help reduce the fogging of your glasses in winter or during physical exercise. They do help, b...

Box with Woven Triangles VII

Box with Woven Triangles VII

Below you can find a precrease pattern and pictures of the collapse. This sequence shows the clean precrease which you get wi...

Houstonia Box

Houstonia Box

Instructions for my Houstonia Box were published as part of my Interview for The Fold.

Souvenir of the Sea (Box)

Souvenir of the Sea (Box)

Instructions for the model (CP and pictures of collapse) were published in 18th Outdoor Origami Meeting (2019) Convention Book.

Predictable Box

Predictable Box

Instructions are available as a single PNG image. The box, as shown here, uses an 8×8 grid, but it can be folded with any pro...

Square Interlace Box

Square Interlace Box

General This model is based around Square Interlace Tessellation so you can use instructions ...

Name Plate

Name Plate

You can use this model to print your name on it (templates available below) and put it on your desk or for adding descriptions to your models at an origami c...