All models — by name

This is a list of all models on the page, sorted alphabetically by name. See also the same list, sorted by date.

14-Spoked Wheel

14-Spoked Wheel

Mathematically speaking, this wheel is a tetradecagonal prism. This construction, which uses a mix of units made from 1:√2 and 1:2√2 paper, isn’t mathematica...

2020

2020

Happy New Year 2020! Here’s an origami tessellation with the number 2020, folded from a 2:1 rectangle of Satogami paper.

2021

2021

This model took me longer than I expected, but better late than never, so: happy New Year 2021! This model uses a new tessellation molecule of mine which I h...

2×2×1 box

2×2×1 box

This is a practical box made from Building Block Units connected using the hook method. I use this box to store all my Crease Pattern drawings of BBU variant...

3D Koch Snowflake (Trimodule)

3D Koch Snowflake (Trimodule)

This fractal is an analogue of the standard Koch snowflake. Level 0 is a tetrahedron. In each iteration, a tetrahedron with half the edge length is placed in...

90-Edge Buckyball (PHiZZ Variant IV)

90-Edge Buckyball (PHiZZ Variant IV)

This was an experiment with yet another PHiZZ variation of mine, conducted a few years ago. I chose too soft paper (or too large sheets) for this model which...

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.

A Pile of Books

A Pile of Books

Origami books of different shapes and sizes. The model used here is my Long Story Short, version 1.1 which has a slightly improved lock.

Ad Astra

Ad Astra

I prepared this composition as decoration for the room where I would be holding origami workshops related to my exhibition at Olsztyn Planetarium. During the...

Adjustable Cube

Adjustable Cube

This cube is a mechanical toy. Its size can be adjusted: the cube can grow or shrink by a factor of about two. It starts out as a cube with a pattern resembl...

Allegro IPO

Allegro IPO

Yesterday, my employer, Allegro, went public in what was Poland’s largest IPO so far and Europe’s largest this year. Hopefully, the charts continue growing a...

Alpha and Omega

Alpha and Omega

Alpha and Omega. The beginning and the ending. The first and the last. Origami wet-folded from a strip of watercolor paper.

Annapurna from StEM modules

Annapurna from StEM modules

Annapurna (also known as ten intersecting triangles or 10 × 3 × 1 polypolyhedron) was designed by Robert Lang, but the model presented here uses my Sturdy Ed...

At the Mountains of Madness

At the Mountains of Madness

A free-form origami corrugation folded from a strip of Jet Black Canford Paper. Named after a novella by H.P. Lovecraft. The crooked lines also somewhat rese...

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...

Bascetta Star Unit

Bascetta Star Unit

I originally learned about this unit under the name Modulo Tornillo and only later found out it was better known as the unit for making Bascetta Stars.

Bed

Bed

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

Bed of Nails 3D Tessellation

Bed of Nails 3D Tessellation

Bed of Nails 3D, an origami tessellation folded from a single sheet of Elephant Hide paper; no cutting or glue. It is possible to adjust the length of the sp...

Bed of Nails Tessellation

Bed of Nails Tessellation

I was inspired to design this tessellation resembling a bed of nails after a comment from P. Colman on flickr regarding my Fenced Tiling of Fujimoto’s Clove...

Bell Tower

Bell Tower

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

Bible

Bible

After a book with a face on the cover (called Biography), I designed a book with a Maltese Cross on the cover (aptly called Bible). This model’s design is ba...

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).

Big and Small Squares

Big and Small Squares

While designing Scroll of time: 2017, I needed a widget which would allow me to have some square twists on one side of the paper and then to smoothly transit...

Biography

Biography

This origami book features a portrait on the front cover, so I called it Biography. The structure of the book is basically the same as in my Long Story Short...

Blazing Propellers Tessellation

Blazing Propellers Tessellation

A modification of my earlier Propellers Tessellation. The blazing propeller also resembles a whirlpool or a tropical cyclone. 14×14 grid per molecule, 48×48 ...

Blintz Icosidodecahedron

Blintz Icosidodecahedron

There are six intersecting planar surfaces, each in the shape of pentagonal star, in this model. This leads to the most popular coloring with six different c...

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...

Book with Diamond on Cover

Book with Diamond on Cover

Recently, I gave an Origami Connect workshop on my origami book model Long Story Short. Preparing for the workshop motivated me to revisit an idea which I ha...

Bow-Tie Sonobe

Bow-Tie Sonobe

This is a Sonobe variant, derived from my Paper Airplane Sonobe by changing just a few folds.

Box with Arrangement of Rectangles

Box with Arrangement of Rectangles

Recently, I came up with a family of patterns which result from placing four modified twists around the corners of a rectangle or square. Some variations are...

Box with Color-Change Star (Hexagonal)

Box with Color-Change Star (Hexagonal)

The technique used for this hexagonal box can be used for other polygons as well, resulting in boxes with a different number of sides. However, the minimum n...

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 ...

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 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 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 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...

Box with Leaves (stem-to-stem)

Box with Leaves (stem-to-stem)

An origami box with leaves, with the leaves’ stems in the center, based on an earlier coaster design. There is also a variant with leaves oriented tip-to-tip.

Box with Leaves (tip-to-tip)

Box with Leaves (tip-to-tip)

A box with leaves based on this coaster. There is a color change between the walls and the leaves, though a variant using the same side of paper for both is ...

Box with Leaves (tip-to-tip, 32 divisions)

Box with Leaves (tip-to-tip, 32 divisions)

A fold of my Box with Leaves (tip-to-tip) where the leaves were folded using a 32-division pleat instead of the usual 16 divisions. I taught this model at Ou...

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 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 Pajarita

Box with Pajarita

Box with a single molecule of my Pajarita Tessellation. Folded from Harmony paper which allowed the Pajarita to better stand out from the background.

Box with Pajarita (color change)

Box with Pajarita (color change)

A color-change version of my Box with Pajarita v. 1.1. In contrast to folds using harmony paper, here the different color of the Pajarita is the result of an...

Box with Pajarita 1.1

Box with Pajarita 1.1

This is version 1.1 of my Box with Pajarita. In this improved version, I took advantage of the fact that the box only has one molecule, and so I could get ri...

Box with Ribbon Bow

Box with Ribbon Bow

Box with a ribbon bow, constructed using a molecule of my Sunflower Tessellation and with color change added to make the ribbon stand out better from the bac...

Box with Ribbon Bow (diagonal)

Box with Ribbon Bow (diagonal)

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...

Box with Shooting Star

Box with Shooting Star

I designed this box during the annual meeting of Polish Meteoritical Society (meteorites are one of my hobbies alongside origami).

Box with Star of David

Box with Star of David

A recent design of mine, a box with the Star of David, seen from the top. Folded from a single sheet of Tant paper without cuts or glue. The star can be tess...

Box with Two-in-One Flower Tessellation

Box with Two-in-One Flower Tessellation

Box with a single molecule of my Two-in-One Flower Tessellation. This pattern is derived from four molecules of Double Spearhead Tessellation slightly modifi...

Box with Walled Garden Tessellation Molecule

Box with Walled Garden Tessellation Molecule

Another tessellation disguised as a box so that I can get away with folding just a single molecule, but I do plan to fold a full-fledged tessellation some ti...

Box with Wedge Flower Variant

Box with Wedge Flower Variant

This box is decorated with a variant of my Wedge Flower molecule in which the central part is flat. Folded from Textured Paper from BOS Supplies.

Box with Woven Triangles I

Box with Woven Triangles I

This is a simple box with a molecule of Woven Triangles Tessellation I. My first attempt at folding this model resulted in a slightly modified molecule and e...

Box with Woven Triangles III

Box with Woven Triangles III

This is the third tessellation pattern in Woven Triangle family, and it looks good as a single molecule on a box as well.

Box with Woven Triangles IV

Box with Woven Triangles IV

This origami box is decorated with a tessellation molecule from the Woven Triangle family. In contrast to Woven Triangles I, II and III, Woven Triangles IV m...

Box with Woven Triangles VI

Box with Woven Triangles VI

After a break, I’m back to presenting variants of molecules from the Woven Triangles tessellation series. Again, it’s a single tessellation molecule used to ...

Box with Woven Triangles VII

Box with Woven Triangles VII

In this variant, the triangles are located in a deeper layer of paper, as if peeking through an opening in a wall.

Box with Woven Triangles XIII

Box with Woven Triangles XIII

When folding this box, I thought I was making a clean fold of Box with Woven Triangles XVI, but I missed one detail and ended up with yet another design. You...

Box with Woven Triangles XVI

Box with Woven Triangles XVI

Naming this box, the first in the Woven Triangles family, was a little misunderstanding. I originally labeled it number I since it was the first to be publis...

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. ...

Brexit

Brexit

Model designed on my plane back from UK which I visited just days after the Brexit vote. The British Flag itself can be used as a tessellation molecule and t...

Brick and Mortar

Brick and Mortar

I designed this tessellation as a variant of Momotani’s Wall with some extra spacing between the bricks added (hence the name Brick and Mortar Tessellation).

Broken Heart Box

Broken Heart Box

A box with a heart, which is also an action origami model. When things go wrong, the heart can be reshaped into a broken heart. The heart itself can be tesse...

Building Block Units (BBU)

Building Block Units (BBU)

Building Block Units (BBU) are a family of units which make it possible to design a great variety of shapes. An important class of models are buildings and o...

Bumpy Octahedron

Bumpy Octahedron

Some recent cube stands by Owrigami reminded me of my PVM unit and I got the idea of combining several of them on a single sheet of paper. This model is esse...

Business Card Cube Module

Business Card Cube Module

This unit can be used to make cubes and almost any shapes built from cubes using business cards. With only two folds, it’s literally the simplest unit I know...

Butchers’ Guild Coat of Arms

Butchers’ Guild Coat of Arms

This model started out something completely different that what it ended up being. Originally, I planned to make a model of Lublin Castle, and started with t...

Carrot

Carrot

Another shaping variant of Ice Cream model, this time resembling a carrot. Using white+green color combination instead of orange+green will get you parsley i...

Cat

Cat

I folded this model in order to test what folding origami from felt would be like, and I summarized my impressions in a separate blog post.

Celtic Cross

Celtic Cross

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

Celtic Cross 1.1

Celtic Cross 1.1

An improved version of my Celtic Cross. Based on standing crosses found throughout the British Isles.

Chess Knight

Chess Knight

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

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...

Chevron Corrugation (UD-DU)

Chevron Corrugation (UD-DU)

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...

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...

Christ Pantokrator

Christ Pantokrator

Christ Pantokrator, inspired by Byzantine icons. One sheet of Edokosome paper, just folding. Merry Christmas!

Christmas Ornament (TEM)

Christmas Ornament (TEM)

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...

Christmas Tree 2018

Christmas Tree 2018

Unintuitive as it may seem, this tessellated Christmas Tree was born as a modification of a shooting star model, Epiphany III. The molecule used for creating...

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...

Clematis Tessellation

Clematis Tessellation

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...

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 ×...

Clover Folding

Clover Folding

Along with the Hydrangea, this is one of the oldest picture of a tessellation folded by me (taken in June 2015).

Clover Folding (blue)

Clover Folding (blue)

Along with the other Clover Folding model, this is the oldest picture of a tessellation folded by me (taken in June 2015).

Cluster Tessellation

Cluster Tessellation

Cluster Tessellation, designed and folded by Michał Kosmulski. There are several different ways of achieving a similar effect but with a slightly different p...

Coaster with Leaves (Tip-to-Tip)

Coaster with Leaves (Tip-to-Tip)

An origami coaster with a pattern of leaves. After designing, I found out others had done the same before, for example you can check out this picture [update...

Coat of Arms of Rzeszów

Coat of Arms of Rzeszów

Coat of arms of the city of Rzeszów, executed in origami from a single square sheet of paper. The cross visible in the center of the shield, known as Cross p...

Composition of Squares I

Composition of Squares I

This model is based on a simple technique which I used also in Growth and Square Pixel Tessellation models. Other interesting arrangements, with more or less...

Composition of Squares II

Composition of Squares II

This model is based on Square Pixel Tessellation, and is closely related to my earlier Composition of Squares I.

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...

Cottage

Cottage

A very simple building without many details. I later improved the design while preserving its simplicity (see Cottage 1.1).

Cottage 1.1

Cottage 1.1

This is an improved version of my origami Cottage, made from Building Block Units.

Crane with Colored Wings

Crane with Colored Wings

This is a variation of the traditional origami crane which I recently designed: there is a color change giving the wings a different color than the body. I h...

Crowding Butterflies

Crowding Butterflies

This model is just a tessellation of Crossed Box Pleats: the back side which you see here is the Crowding Butterflies model by Shuzo Fujimoto. You can notice...

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 ...

Crown of Thorns

Crown of Thorns

Crown of Thorns: modular origami from 8 units. Each unit is from an 8:1 rectangle of paper and all units can be precreased as a single square only to be cut ...

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’...

Cube (2:1 paper, slits outside)

Cube (2:1 paper, slits outside)

In this assembly method, each of the cube’s faces is made of two modules which are both attached to both perpendicular modules in the same way. Together with...

Cube (BBU D9)

Cube (BBU D9)

Cube from 12 modules: 6 × D9, 6 × A1.

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...

Cube (SEU Sonobe)

Cube (SEU Sonobe)

This model (second in bottom row) is shown compared to other models folded from SEU units made from 2:1 and square paper (top and bottom row, respectively).

Cube (SEU from 2:1 paper)

Cube (SEU from 2:1 paper)

This model (second in top row) is shown compared to other models folded from SEU units made from 2:1 and square paper (top and bottom row, respectively).

Cube (StEM)

Cube (StEM)

This model (second from the left) is compared here with some other simple polyhedra folded from the same kind of module.

Cube from Sunken Vertex Units

Cube from Sunken Vertex Units

The result of using the sunken variant of PVM Vertex Unit is a cube with four vertices replaced by inverted pyramids.

Custom Unit 2009

Custom Unit 2009

This is a custom unit I designed in 2009. The design is a variation on the theme of generic edge unit, folded along the shorter axis.

DNA Replication

DNA Replication

My modification of Thoki Yenn’s DNA model. Folded from a long strip (1:8 or so) of metallic paper.

Dachshund

Dachshund

The Dachshund (Perro Salchicha) is a very cute dog model I immediately liked when I first saw it. I also designed a doghouse in matching style.

Dachshund in Doghouse

Dachshund in Doghouse

Yara Yagi’s dog is standing in front of a doghouse designed be me specially to match this model.

Dancing Squares Tessellation

Dancing Squares Tessellation

A simple modification of the square twist, so it may well have been invented by others before. Since it’s hard to fold the creases exactly, each square is a ...

Darth Vader Corrugation

Darth Vader Corrugation

This origami mask representing Darth Vader is also a corrugation at the same time (single layer of paper almost everywhere). Very simple: just make an 8×8 gr...

Decorated Dodecahedron (Penultimate unit)

Decorated Dodecahedron (Penultimate unit)

This model is made from 90 modules (modified variant for triangular faces). Each face of the dodecahedron is made from a 5-triangle group, where the triangul...

Decorated Icosidodecahedron

Decorated Icosidodecahedron

One of the larger models I have designed, this icosidodecahedron has pentagonal faces made up of small triangular pyramids and triangular faces replaced with...

Depressed Propeller Box

Depressed Propeller Box

A new box design based on Propellers Tessellation molecule. The molecule is depressed, meaning that the layers of paper forming the sides of the box are abov...

Dodecagons

Dodecagons

In this tessellation, I used the same technique of doubling the number of a polygon’s sides as in Sad Octagons, this time making dodecagons from hexagons.

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...

Dollar Bill Hare

Dollar Bill Hare

This is one of my favorite origami animals: simple to fold, quite realistic but also a model with its own character.

Doom

Doom

Doom Eternal is coming out tomorrow, so here’s an origami version of the cover art of the first Doom game from 1993. Origami from a single square sheet, no c...

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.

Double-Blintzed Bird Base Corrugation

Double-Blintzed Bird Base Corrugation

After tessellating the blintzed bird base, a natural next step for me was to double-blintz it. Bird base blintzed two times can be tessellated, and it result...

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...

Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole

This tessellation consists of concentric square twists of growing size. The medium is self-adhesive holographic foil glued onto tracing paper. The spiral is ...

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.

Dune Tessellation

Dune Tessellation

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

Eco Box

Eco Box

My goal when designing this box was reusing the strips of paper which are left over when a square is cut off from an A4 piece of paper. This strip also happe...

Edelweiss Box (variant A)

Edelweiss Box (variant A)

I derived this design from my Shamrock 1.1 Box. Just like the former, it can be tessellated. It is named after a rare flower which grows in the mountains.

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...

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...

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...

Elephants in Love

Elephants in Love

I designed this model, based on my Simple Elephant, for the wedding of two origami friends, Marcin and Natalia. Folded from a single 5:1 strip of red-gold Wa...

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.

Epiphany I

Epiphany I

Depending on context, this origami corrugation can be used as the Star of Bethlehem or just a standard comet. Designed and folded by me.

Epiphany II

Epiphany II

This is my second attempt at designing a Star of Bethlehem (which can also double as a regular comet). After designing it, I found online pictures of a simil...

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 ...

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...

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...

Expanded Hexagonal Prism

Expanded Hexagonal Prism

This is a shape created by placing cubes on the outer square walls of a hexagonal prism. This way, the outer outline becomes a dodecagonal prism. Seen from t...

FIT (Five Intersecting Tetrahedra)

FIT (Five Intersecting Tetrahedra)

At only 30 modules, this model is still much more challenging than most models with several times that many units, but also a lot of fun to fold. See the lin...

Fat Penguin

Fat Penguin

Once in a while, I design something other than a tessellation or a box. This geometric penguin model came about during Outdoor Origami Meeting as I was playi...

Fear Not

Fear Not

Fear not. Stay home. Be patient. 2 × origami eye, wet-folded from watercolor paper.

Felix Culpa Tessellation

Felix Culpa Tessellation

Believe it or not, this tessellation is closely related to my Double Spearhead Tessellation.

Fenced Tiling of Clover Folding

Fenced Tiling of Clover Folding

I designed this tiling of Shuzo Fujimoto’s Clover Folding after I saw the tiling by Peter Budai and thought it would be better to make the borders between mo...

Flow

Flow

A tessellation derived from my other model, Woven Rhombi. 4×4 grid units per molecule, or 8×8 if you want to consider a complete hexagonal tile a molecule.

Flower Dodecahedron

Flower Dodecahedron

Compare with an icosahedron constructed from units modified by me in a similar manner.

Flower Icosahedron

Flower Icosahedron

Compare with a dodecahedron constructed from units modified by me in a similar manner.

Flower Pot I

Flower Pot I

A simple geometric origami container whose bottom is not flat.

Flower Pot II

Flower Pot II

Another simple origami container whose bottom is not flat. It looks like a green mound, on top of which you can place a plant or some other object.

Flower Tessellation

Flower Tessellation

Flower Tessellation, designed by Meenakshi Mukerji. The molecule is derived from the Crossed Box Pleat (CBP). I folded and photographed this model for Meenak...

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....

Fragile Heart Tessellation

Fragile Heart Tessellation

This is a tessellation which represents a heart. The heart can be shaped to become a broken heart, which allows the model to be treated as action origami. Th...

Framed Heart

Framed Heart

This model uses an improved version of my Broken Heart Molecule. I call this version simply Heart Tessellation II / Molecule.

Francis Ow’s 60-degree unit

Francis Ow’s 60-degree unit

Francis Ow’s 60-degree unit is one of the first versatile edge units and can be used for a number of geometric shapes. With minor modification, similar units...

Frank’s Bow Tie (as I would fold it)

Frank’s Bow Tie (as I would fold it)

Another fold of Frank’s Bow Tie, this time in my usual style (thick paper, as few grid lines visible as is practical). The link contains more information abo...

Gasherbrum

Gasherbrum

This is the simplest of Robert J. Lang’s polypolyhedra. A more descriptive name of this model is four intersecting triangles, or 4 × 3 × 1 polypolyhedron.

Generic Edge Unit

Several well-known edge units, for example Ow’s 60-degree unit or Simple Edge Unit can be thought of as special cases of a generic edge unit whose connection...

Grating Tessellation

Grating Tessellation

This is Grating Tessellation, a new origami design of mine. Vertical walls of the grating divide the whole plane into small cells which give this tessellatio...

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...

Groom and Bride

Groom and Bride

Origami tessellation designed as a wedding gift. One sheet of white Elephant Hide paper, no cutting or glue.

Growth

Growth

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

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...

Hamiltonia Cycle of the Cube

Hamiltonia Cycle of the Cube

A Hamiltonian cycle is a closed path on a polyhedron which visits each vertex exactly once. This model represents such a path for a cube. It can also be used...

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...

Happy 2018!

Happy 2018!

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 ...

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...

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a tessellation with a beer tankard and shamrocks. Each of these molecules can also be tessellated independently of the...

Head of Cthulhu

Head of Cthulhu

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

Heart Bracelet

Heart Bracelet

A bracelet with heart motif, folded from a single strip of red-gold duo color Washi paper.

Heart Bracelet II

Heart Bracelet II

I designed this simple bracelet with hearts based on a traditional bracelet that has a decoration of squares (check out a comparison of these models).

Heart Tessellation II

Heart Tessellation II

This model uses an improved version of my Broken Heart Molecule. I call this version simply Heart Tessellation II / Molecule (II because of a Heart Tessellat...

Heart-Shaped Coil

Heart-Shaped Coil

This is a model I designed and folded back in 2016. It is made from the same kind of units as Single-Module Modular Heart. Any number of units can be used si...

Hearts Tessellation

Hearts Tessellation

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

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...

Hedgehog from Sponge Cloth

Hedgehog from Sponge Cloth

Hedgehog, wet-folded from a household sponge cloth. Have a look at my review of this untypical folding material.

Heptagonal Star Box (Chevron Corrugation)

Heptagonal Star Box (Chevron Corrugation)

This seven-sided star shape can be used as one half of a two-piece box or alone as an ornament. This heptagonal star design is based around my Chevron Corrug...

Her Majesty’s Box (WIP)

Her Majesty’s Box (WIP)

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...

Her Majesty’s Box (gold Washi)

Her Majesty’s Box (gold Washi)

A box designed on my way back home from BOS50 convention (I had the idea for the molecule earlier, though). Folded from a sheet of gold-red Washi.

Her Majesty’s Tessellation

Her Majesty’s Tessellation

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

Her Majesty’s Tessellation (64×64)

Her Majesty’s Tessellation (64×64)

This is Her Majesty’s Tessellation (own design) folded from a 64×64 diagonally rotated grid. The spacing between molecules is less dense than in the 32×32 gr...

Hexagonal Honeycomb

Hexagonal Honeycomb

This structure can be extended indefinitely to fill the plane with a hexagonal pattern. By adding more layers it can also be expanded up and down.

Hexagonal Honeycomb II (SBA-15)

Hexagonal Honeycomb II (SBA-15)

I designed this model for the cover illustration of my father’s book on nanoparticles. It represents the structure of SBA-15, a type of mesoporous silica. My...

Hexagonal Honeycomb II Unit

Hexagonal Honeycomb II Unit

This is a family of units which can be used to build structures consisting of connected hexagonal pillars, resembling honeycombs. Pillars can be capped at on...

Houstonia Box

Houstonia Box

This origami box represents a flower of the genus Houstonia, also known as bluets or Quaker Ladies. Some species, in particular Houstonia Caerulea have four ...

Hugging Triangles Corrugation

Hugging Triangles Corrugation

At first sight you might see only octagons and squares in this corrugation. But, in my opinion, the interesting part is the small triangles placed pairwise i...

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

This is, along with Clover Folding, one of the oldest pictures of a tessellation folded by me (taken in June 2015).

Hydrangea (Prägo Kristall paper)

Hydrangea (Prägo Kristall paper)

This is just a simple Hydrangea, designed by Shuzo Fujimoto, but I think it looks really nice in back light. Folded from Grünperga Kristall Prägo, a kind of ...

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...

Hydrangea Icosahedron

Hydrangea Icosahedron

After I made a Hydrangea Cube, Hydrangea Icosahedron was the next logical step. Just as in the cube, the Hydrangea Tessellation by Shuzo Fujimoto is used as ...

Hydrangea Picture Frame

Hydrangea Picture Frame

This picture frame can hold a standard 15×10 cm photograph. It consists of four molecules of the Hydrangea Tessellation (designed by Shuzo Fujimoto), spaced ...

Hydrangea from book wrapping foil

Hydrangea from book wrapping foil

Model folded from transparent book wrapping fold which shows the internal structure of the model in an interesting way. Have a look at the detailed review of...

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.

Ice Cream

Ice Cream

Ice cream, own design. This model can be folded from regular Kami, but I think it looks best when wet-folded from thick watercolor paper. Here, one side of t...

Ice Cube Tray

Ice Cube Tray

This ice cube tray was folded from a single sheet of Elephant Hide paper sandwiched with aluminium foil in order to make it water-tight. The tray itself is a...

Icosahedron

Icosahedron

You can compare this model, which uses straight, unmodified units, with two models made from the same units after slight modification: Flower Icosahedron and...

In the Fjord

In the Fjord

View into a Norwegian fjord, folded from a sheet of hand-made paper.

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).

JavaZone Logo

JavaZone Logo

Folding origami during a break at JavaZone 2019 after an interesting talk about JVM performance tuning by Chris Thalinger.

Jitterbug Icosidodecahedron

Jitterbug Icosidodecahedron

You can squeeze this model and transform it into an icosahedron, closing the empty space between units. This is called the jitterbug transformation.

Jitterbug Unit

Jitterbug Unit

The Jitterbug Unit can be used to create a number of polyhedra which can undergo the jitterbug transformation (devised by Buckminster Fuller) wherein they co...

John Lackland Tessellation

John Lackland Tessellation

I derived this model from Her Majesty’s Tessellation by removing most of the free spaces (“land”) between molecules. Each molecule is still 6×6 grid units. F...

Just Stars

Just Stars

This is what you get when you take Stars and Squares Tessellation and take away the squares. What is left is Just Stars!

Klein Bottle

Klein Bottle

This model was quite difficult to design, as the two sides of surfaces made with PHiZZ modules differ a lot (due to the presence of “bumps” where units join)...

Knobby Cube

Knobby Cube

Another combination of Building Block Units and tessellations, this time Fujimoto’s Clover Folding, folded without the decorative margin. 18 modules: 6 × BB...

Koch Snowflake, level 1 (Trimodule)

Koch Snowflake, level 1 (Trimodule)

A level-1 Koch snowflake is just a simple hexagonal star, and this is the way of connecting the Trimodule units originally suggested in Nick Robinson’s instr...

Kotlin Logo

Kotlin Logo

Kotlin is a programming language for the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) which is gaining in popularity. Having used it for some time, I’m quite happy about the r...

Kotlinconf Logo

Kotlinconf Logo

This model represents the logo of KotlinConf, a conference dedicated to Kotlin programming language.

Kropka Star

Kropka Star

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...

Ladybug

Ladybug

I haven’t had time to prepare any current-year-related model this year, so here’s an older model of a completely different kind: a simple ladybug with color ...

Ladybug 1.1

Ladybug 1.1

When Sara Adams prepared a videotutorial for my Ladybug, she came up with a few improvements which not only gave the model convenient reference points for fo...

Laptop

Laptop

This is another model I designed for a workshop about contemporary origami, with the aim of demonstrating some techniques used in modern origami design while...

Laputa

Laputa

This origami model is a variant of my Stacked propellers Tessellation. It is named after Laputa, the flying island described in Gulliver’s Travels. I thought...

Large Cube

Large Cube

This cube uses PVM Edge Connector Units to create extra distance between the Vertex Modules.

Large Icosahedron

Large Icosahedron

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 ...

Latin Cross Tessellation

Latin Cross Tessellation

An origami tessellation for Good Friday. The basic structure of the Latin cross is based on Shuzo Fujimoto’s Hydrangea and could easily be modified to have d...

Leafless Hydrangea

Leafless Hydrangea

This Leafless Hydrangea model is a simple modification of Shuzo Fujimoto’s Hydrangea. It’s interesting how a simple change can modify a model’s appearance. J...

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...

Life-Sized Chair

Life-Sized Chair

This model is the size of a real chair. Unfortunately, it can’t support enough weight to be sat in. The surface is not covered in additional, “paneling” unit...

Lily Pond Picture Frame

Lily Pond Picture Frame

This is a picture frame for 16:9 format, decorated with a variant of my Lily Pond Tessellation. The lilies were modelled on top of four-sink bases instead of...

Lily Pond Tessellation

Lily Pond Tessellation

This tessellation is based on the sunk square twist pattern (visible in one of the images: it is the stage before shaping any of the molecules into flower sh...

Little Turtle Unit

Little Turtle Unit

This is a versatile edge unit. No limitation on the number of edges meeting at a single vertex.

Long Story Short

Long Story Short

This is my design for an origami book. It’s called “long story short” because you can make the book as long as you wish (any number of pages) and at the same...

Long Story Short (gray)

Long Story Short (gray)

On August 2nd, 2020, I’ll be teaching my origami book model, Long Story Short, in an online Origami Connect session, organized by OrigamiUSA.

Lucky Star Box

Lucky Star Box

Origami box with Lucky Star molecule. The molecule can be tessellated and is based on hexagonal 8×8×8 grid.

Lucky Star Box (Simplified)

Lucky Star Box (Simplified)

This is a model I will be teaching in just two weeks at a workshop during the 2018 CDO origami convention in Italy. The star can be used as a tessellation mo...

Lucky Star Fractal

Lucky Star Fractal

This is a recursive version of the Lucky Star molecule. Just like the non-recursive version, it can be tessellated or used for decorating a box. The back of ...

Lucky Star Fractal (Open Back)

Lucky Star Fractal (Open Back)

This model is a variant of the Lucky Star Fractal (aka Logarithmic Star), designed by myself and independently by many others before me, starting with Shuzo ...

Lucky Star Fractal (level 3)

Lucky Star Fractal (level 3)

A level-3 fold of Lucky Star Fractal, this time from gray metallic paper. I rarely fold a model multiple times, but this particular model is so nice I have f...

Lucky Star Fractal Tessellation

Lucky Star Fractal Tessellation

This is a tessellation of the Lucky Star Fractal. The standalone star was designed independently by several people, starting with Shuzo Fujimoto. I don’t kno...

Lucky Star Fractals (10 different colors)

Lucky Star Fractals (10 different colors)

Ten level-3 Lucky Star Fractals, folded from metallic paper in different colors. This is just a small subset of how many times I have folded this model over ...

Lucky Star Tessellation

Lucky Star Tessellation

This is a tessellation of the molecule which I first used in Lucky Star Box and which I later extended into Lucky Star Fractal. As I learned after the fact, ...

Makalu

Makalu

Makalu is one of the models in Robert Lang’s Himalayan Peaks series. Its more scientific name is six intersecting pentagons, or: 6 × 5 × 1 polypolyhedron. Se...

Maltese Cross Framed

Maltese Cross Framed

A single molecule of my Maltese Cross Tessellation, which is closely related to the Cross Pattee Tessellation presented in the Coat of Arms of Rzeszów model....

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...

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...

Masu Box

Masu Box

Traditional Masu Box, often used as an example of a simple origami box.

Meander

Meander

A Greek meander pattern folded as modular origami. The bent frame technique is the “Thoki Yenn style” which I also employed in a number of other models, for ...

Menger Sponge (level 2)

Menger Sponge (level 2)

This is a labor-intensive, but very satisfying to fold model. Some people have managed to go as far as level 3 but even level 2 was quite challenging. About ...

Menger Sponge, level 1½ (Penultimate unit)

Menger Sponge, level 1½ (Penultimate unit)

Thanks to the modules’ shape and the holes created in the spaces between them, this model looks almost like a level 2 Menger sponge even though it is actuall...

Menger Sponge, level 1½ (StEM)

Menger Sponge, level 1½ (StEM)

The modules’ shape makes this level 1 model look even closer to a level 2 model than the Penultimate Module version. The hole in each small square is exactly...

Meshed Pyramid (8 levels high)

Meshed Pyramid (8 levels high)

While it may not be obvious at first, this model has some features which make it strikingly similar to the business card table model. The table’s top is cons...

Mini-Sunflower

Mini-Sunflower

This is a minimalistic version of my Sunflower Tessellation, folded from a 16×16 grid. It consists of just a single molecule surrounded by petals, and thus c...

Modified Buckyball (120 edges)

Modified Buckyball (120 edges)

This is my experiment in modular origami made from two different types of units: 60 PHiZZ and 60 Penultimate units. These two kinds of modules are quite simi...

Modular Picture Frame

Modular Picture Frame

A modular version of this picture frame. Folded from 4 units, each from 1:2 paper.

Molecules Great and Small

Molecules Great and Small

This origami tessellation is an experiment in mixing molecules of different sizes in a single model. The molecules come from my Spread-Sunk Square Twist Tess...

Monument Valley Corrugation

Monument Valley Corrugation

This is my Monument Valley Corrugation, squeezed inside Predictable Box which I designed for this very purpose. The back side of the corrugation is less inte...

Monument to the Crane

Monument to the Crane

This is my design for a monument to the traditional origami crane. I envision it executed in grand size, standing on a public square or in front of an origam...

Moon

Moon

A simple model of the crescent moon, designed for an astronomy-themed origami workshop. Proportions can be varied to some degree, producing different phases ...

Moreno’s Unit

Moreno’s Unit

I designed this simple unit myself but later learned that it had been already published before by Jose Arley Moreno. From a Facebook discussion I know at lea...

Möbius Strip I (Trimodule)

Möbius Strip I (Trimodule)

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

Möbius Strip II (Trimodule)

Möbius Strip II (Trimodule)

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

Möbius Strip III (BBU)

Möbius Strip III (BBU)

A single-sided surface, the Möbius Band is one of the more interesting mathematical objects that can be reproduced in origami.

Name Plate (stacking variant)

Name Plate (stacking variant)

Name Plate variant which has one of the pyramids pointing outside and the other inside. This allows several elements to be stacked on top of each other, like...

Name Plate / Kusudama Stand

Name Plate / Kusudama Stand

This is a simple name plate on which you can place your name and put it on your desk. You can also use it to place descriptions near your origami models on y...

Nativity

Nativity

Nativity — origami tessellation folded from a single square of Tant paper. Merry Christmas!

Ninja Star Tessellation

Ninja Star Tessellation

I came up with this design while playing with variants of my Propellers Tessellation but then realized that many others had already come up with this pattern...

No-Fold Stegosaurus

No-Fold Stegosaurus

It’s been more than 20 years since Joseph Wu designed his one-fold stegosaurus. Now, with the recent advancements in minimalistic origami and computer-aided ...

Nuclear Flower Box

Nuclear Flower Box

This origami box is decorated with a single molecule of Nuclear Flower Tessellation, a variant of Two-in-One Flower Tessellation. The name stems from the fac...

Nuclear Mushroom Cloud

Nuclear Mushroom Cloud

This is what happens when you execute an origami crumpling technique such as those mastered by Vincent Floderer but instead of thin and crisp paper, use thic...

Octagonal Pinwheel

Octagonal Pinwheel

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

Octagonal Star

Octagonal Star

Own design, inspired by Meenakshi Mukerji’s Wondrous one sheet origami. Folded from a square, but you can trim it down to an octagon if you accept cutting th...

Octahedron (SEU Sonobe)

Octahedron (SEU Sonobe)

This model (last in bottom row) is shown compared to other models folded from SEU units made from 2:1 and square paper (top and bottom row, respectively). No...

Octahedron (SEU from 2:1 paper)

Octahedron (SEU from 2:1 paper)

This model (last in top row) is shown compared to other models folded from SEU units made from 2:1 and square paper (top and bottom row, respectively). Note ...

Octahedron (StEM, modules pointing inside)

Octahedron (StEM, modules pointing inside)

This model (first from the right, bottom row) is compared here with some other simple polyhedra folded from the same kind of module. The two octahedra demons...

Octahedron (StEM, modules pointing outside)

Octahedron (StEM, modules pointing outside)

This model (first from the right, top row) is compared here with some other simple polyhedra folded from the same kind of module. The two octahedra demonstra...

Octahedron with Inverted Spikes on all Faces

Octahedron with Inverted Spikes on all Faces

This model’s structure is an octahedron whose each face was replaced with a pyramid of three equilateral right triangles, pointing inwards. Units are located...

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...

Onion Tessellation

Onion Tessellation

The base for this tessellation is identical to one of the intermediate steps of folding Lucky Star Tessellation and seems to be something Tomek Siwak also ca...

Open Frame Unit

Open Frame Unit

This is a relatively simple to fold edge unit. It is quite versatile as far as the possible ways to connect the modules go, and there are two variants, I (bo...

Origami Coaster with Leaves (Stem-to-Stem)

Origami Coaster with Leaves (Stem-to-Stem)

After folding the first coaster with leaves, I wanted to try rotating the leaves so that in the center they touch stem-to-stem rather than tip-to-tip. This i...

Origami Fog Stoppers for Face Mask

Origami Fog Stoppers for Face Mask

If you wear glasses like me, you are probably quite frustrated by the fog which the mask creates on your glasses, especially in winter. This simple origami d...

Origami Free-Form Box: Poland

Origami Free-Form Box: Poland

Today, on November 11th, Poland is celebrating 100 years of regaining independence. This origami box which represents an outline of Poland is an example of t...

Outdoor Origami Meeting Module (OOMM)

Outdoor Origami Meeting Module (OOMM)

I came up with this unit on the train back home from the 14th Outdoor Origami Meeting in Kraków, hence the name. This unit can be used to make spiked version...

Oxi Module

Oxi Module

This module is my first published modular origami unit (designed in 2005) and was inspired by Thomas Hull’s PHiZZ unit. Two units are needed for each edge an...

PHiZZ Variant I

PHiZZ Variant I

This is my simple modification of Tom Hull’s PHiZZ unit. I think I remember seeing such a variant somewhere on flickr which suggests others have come up with...

PHiZZ Variant II

PHiZZ Variant II

This is my simple modification of Tom Hull’s PHiZZ unit. I think I remember seeing the same modification somewhere on flickr which suggests others have come ...

PHiZZ Variant IV

PHiZZ Variant IV

This is my modification of Tom Hull’s PHiZZ unit. The centers of the pyramids are sunk which causes the ball to become more rounded and to resemble a golf ba...

PHiZZ unit

PHiZZ unit

Even though it was originally designed for making buckyballs, PHiZZ unit is quite versatile and many other shapes, especially rounded and organic solids, can...

Pajarita

Pajarita

The Pajarita (little bird in Spanish) is one of European traditional origami models, especially popular in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries.

Pajarita Tessellation

Pajarita Tessellation

The Pajarita is a classical origami model which seems to be especially beloved in the Spanish-speaking parts of the world. In this tessellation, I place litt...

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. ...

Paper Airplane Sonobe

Paper Airplane Sonobe

The name of this Sonobe variant comes from the arrows which look like a paper airplane that you can see on the units. In the assembled model, the tips of the...

Parallelograms

Parallelograms

This is an older design I finally got some time to make a decent fold of. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen something very similar or identical to a single molecule ...

Penguin

Penguin

See also the Penguin Attack composition which uses this model.

Penguin Attack

Penguin Attack

A giant penguin (designed by Blanka Pentela (Blunek) ascending King-Kong style the Palace of Culture and Science. This 250 m tall building was erected in War...

Penultimate Unit

Penultimate Units are a family of very simple and very versatile modular origami designs which can be used for building a variety of different polyhedra. Mod...

Phantasma Fractal Variant

Phantasma Fractal Variant

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.

Pinwheel with Color Change (hexagonal)

Pinwheel with Color Change (hexagonal)

I came up with this model when playing around with hex twists. It’s quite simple, so it may have been invented before. This pinwheel shows a nice color chang...

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...

Poinsettia Ball

Poinsettia Ball

Model is placed near a real Poinsettia flower for comparison.

Predictable Box

Predictable Box

I designed this box as a container for corrugations (one of the pictures shows such use, for Monument Valley Corrugation). Some corrugations are springy and ...

Predictable Box II

Predictable Box II

Just as is the case with Predictable Box I, the purpose of Predictable Box II is to have predictable inner dimensions, which in turn makes it possible to use...

Professor Mmaa

Professor Mmaa

Professor Mmaa’s lecture is a novel by Polish-English writer Stefan Themerson in which termites try to understand the human society which is so different fro...

Propellers Tessellation

Propellers Tessellation

This tessellation is closely related to my Square Interlace Tessellation. Grid is 8×8 per molecule. Here you can see the variant with long propeller blades b...

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.

Pyramid (6 levels high)

Pyramid (6 levels high)

This model consists of just a 2-cube thick hull of a pyramid. This makes it possible to create a larger model with fewer modules than in the case of a comple...

Pyramid Vertex Module (PVM)

Pyramid Vertex Module (PVM)

The Pyramid Vertex Module (PVM) is actually a family of units. It consists of vertex units which look like trigonal pyramids (hence the name) and connector u...

Pythagorean Tiling

Pythagorean Tiling

The pattern this origami tessellation represents is known as Pythagorean Tiling or Two Squares Tessellation. I came up with this design independently, but it...

Pythagorean Tiling with 1:1 ratio

Pythagorean Tiling with 1:1 ratio

A variant of Pythagorean Tiling with 1:1 size ratio between the sides of the two types of squares. This effectively makes the pattern uniform (all squares ar...

Pythagorean Tiling with 3:2 ratio

Pythagorean Tiling with 3:2 ratio

This model is the same as the first Pythagorean Tiling variant I folded, but the side length ratio of big squares to small squares is 3:2 instead of 2:1. As ...

Python Logo I

Python Logo I

When I published my origami Scala Logo a while ago, user slinkousart asked if I could design a Python logo as well. Turns out, I could, and I even designed t...

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 ...

Radial Zig-Zag Tessellation

Radial Zig-Zag Tessellation

This is a rather obvious variant of the classic Zig Zag Corrugation, so it’s certainly been done by others before. This model was mostly free-folded with onl...

Radioactive Tessellation I

Radioactive Tessellation I

A recent design of mine, this tessellation is relatively simple to fold, but the end result looks quite interesting. On the back side, I used some modified t...

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...

Rectangle and Square Flagstone

Rectangle and Square Flagstone

This origami tessellation is built from the same kind of molecule as Pythagorean Tiling but molecules are arranged differently: in any pair of adjacent neigh...

Rectangular Cuboid

Rectangular Cuboid

This model demonstrates how Building Block Units can be modified to form rectangular rather than square faces. Just like the cube, this model uses 12 modules...

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.

Rhombus Fractal

Rhombus Fractal

Rhombus Fractal, an origami tessellation designed by Endre Somos (and independently also by Joel Cooper and by Wei Fu), folded by me. You may also find inter...

Ridges Corrugation

Ridges Corrugation

A new origami corrugation of mine. The model tends to curve slightly but in this case it actually makes it more interesting rather than being an issue. You c...

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...

Ring

Ring

This ring can also be worn as a headband. It uses a non-standard way of connecting the modules. Any even number of modules can be connected this way, though ...

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 ...

Rosebud Maze Tessellation

Rosebud Maze Tessellation

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...

Ruff Corrugation

Ruff Corrugation

A very simple design, so it’s probably been invented before. Inspired by Pineapple Tessellation and its variants. Paper aspect ratio of approximately 5:1.

Sad Octagons

Sad Octagons

This model uses a technique I came up with recently, which makes it possible to double the number of sides of any regular polygon when it is used as the cent...

San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Bay

A view of San Francisco Bay, folded from a single square of Satogami paper. This origami painting is not based on any singular image, but a compilation of mu...

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 ...

Sawtooth Box (variant A)

Sawtooth Box (variant A)

This is a simple box with a color change. I designed several variants (posts coming up), most with the triangular flaps (“saw teeth”) locked onto the walls. ...

Sawtooth Box (variant B)

Sawtooth Box (variant B)

Another variant of Sawtooth Box. It differs from variant A by having the triangular flaps locked to the walls of the box. This creates a nice diagonal color-...

Sawtooth Box (variant C)

Sawtooth Box (variant C)

This variant of Sawtooth Box looks most similar of all my variants to the designs of two authors who had an almost identical idea before me (see the main var...

Scala Logo I

Scala Logo I

Logo of Scala programming language in origami. Folded from a single 2:1 rectangle of Kami.

Scala Logo II

Scala Logo II

This is my second approach to designing a Scala logo. With different colors, it could also be interpreted as Ericsson logo.

Scroll of Time: 2017

Scroll of Time: 2017

I wanted to try something new this year, so I folded this model from thin parchment paper whereas most of the time I use much thicker papers. Modern parchmen...

Sears Tower / Willis Tower

Sears Tower / Willis Tower

Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) is an iconic skyscraper located in Chicago. The origami model presented here is made from my Building Block Units (768 × ...

Shamrock 1.1 Box

Shamrock 1.1 Box

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, here is a new version of my Shamrock Box (previous versions: 1.0 and two simplified variants). Current version was design...

Shamrock 1.1 Box (Refold)

Shamrock 1.1 Box (Refold)

A new fold of my Shamrock 1.1 Box — compared to the previous one, I managed to fold and shape the stem in a cleaner way. The shamrock can be tessellated.

Shamrock Box

Shamrock Box

Box with a single molecule of my Shamrock Tessellation. Folded from 16×16 grid, of which the molecule consumes 12×12.

Shamrock Box (Simplified)

Shamrock Box (Simplified)

Here is a fully simplified version of my Shamrock Box. The original was based on a molecule which can easily be tessellated. However, with a single molecule ...

Shamrock Box (Slightly Simplified)

Shamrock Box (Slightly Simplified)

Here is a slightly simplified version of my Shamrock Box. The original was based on a molecule which can easily be tessellated. However, with a single molecu...

Shamrock Tessellation

Shamrock Tessellation

I was inspired by this model by Matthew Green to also design a model for St. Patrick’s Day. A bigger model is coming up, which I hope to finish on time, but ...

Shamrock Tessellation (simplified)

Shamrock Tessellation (simplified)

This is a simplified version of my Shamrock Tessellation. I have also designed some boxes that use the same molecule: Slightly Simplified Shamrock Box and Si...

Shamrock Tessellation 1.1

Shamrock Tessellation 1.1

This is an improved version of my Shamrock Tessellation. It uses Flagstone Paneling technique in order to hide pleats, so that each shamrock is separated fro...

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...

Simple Edge Unit (SEU)

Simple Edge Unit (SEU)

Simple Edge Unit (SEU) was designed by me, and as I later learned, also independently by many other people before. It is quite a versatile edge unit with sev...

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...

Simple Woven Rhombi Box

Simple Woven Rhombi Box

A simple origami box, based on my Woven Rhombi Tessellation. Folded from a sheet of unique paper with a subtle floral motif, whose name I do not know.

Simplified Shamrock Box Variants

Simplified Shamrock Box Variants

This picture shows a comparison of two variants of Simplified Shamrock Box: Simplified Shamrock Box (on the left) Slightly Simplified Shamrock Box (on the ri...

Single-Module Modular Heart

Single-Module Modular Heart

This heart is made from a single module which is a modification of 90-degree unit (independently discovered by me and others), so it’s like a modular design ...

Single-Sheet Picture Frame

Single-Sheet Picture Frame

Origami picture frame, folded from a single sheet of paper without any cuts or glue. There is a slit going around the inner perimeter of the frame where you ...

Small Table

Small Table

A Japanese style short-legged table. Have a look at the notes in description of meshed pyramid for a discussion of the relation between these two models.

Sonobe Unit

Sonobe Unit

This is a very popular and historically important module, but its origins remain uncertain. While it is often attributed to Mitsunobu Sonobe or Toshie Takaha...

Souvenir of the Sea (Box)

Souvenir of the Sea (Box)

Making a tessellation representing boats on the sea had been on my mind for quite some time when I finally came up with this design. It represents not just a...

Spider’s Web

Spider’s Web

Ben Goldberger is an interesting origami artist from Israel whom I had the opportunity to meet at CDO Convention 2018. You should definitely check out his wo...

Spiked Icosahedron

Spiked Icosahedron

I designed the simple unit used for this model and later learned that it had been already published before by Jose Arley Moreno.

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...

Spiked Icosahedron (Paper Airplane Sonobe)

Spiked Icosahedron (Paper Airplane Sonobe)

Spiked Icosahedron made from my new Sonobe variant, Paper Airplane Sonobe. When you look at an individual unit before assembling the model, you can spot a re...

Spiked Icosahedron (Penultimate Unit)

Spiked Icosahedron (Penultimate Unit)

One way of looking at this model is to see it as an icosahedron with a pyramid placed on each triangular face. Another is seeing it as a dodecahedron where e...

Spiked Icosahedron (SEU link method)

Spiked Icosahedron (SEU link method)

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

Spiked Icosahedron (Sonobe link method)

Spiked Icosahedron (Sonobe link method)

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...

Spiked Icosahedron (Sonobe variant)

Spiked Icosahedron (Sonobe variant)

I think this is my first Sonobe variant. Since it’s one of the simplest modifications possible, it has probably been independently discovered by many others.

Spiked Icosahedron (StEM face variant)

Spiked Icosahedron (StEM face variant)

The unit is a variant of an edge unit; I call usage like this the “face variant” since the unit covers a face rather than an edge of the solid. When I invent...

Spiked Icosahedron (StEM)

Spiked Icosahedron (StEM)

In this model, each face of an icosahedron was replaced with a triangular pyramid made from three units.

Spiked Icosahedron (Trimodule)

Spiked Icosahedron (Trimodule)

Apart from this basic version, I also made a variant of this model which has additional “fins” on the icosahedron’s edges.

Spiked Octahedron (WSM)

Spiked Octahedron (WSM)

Spiked octahedron made from my Woven Slit Module (WSM), 48 units from 3:1 paper.

Spiked Octahedron (rotated link method)

Spiked Octahedron (rotated link method)

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

Spiked Pentakisdodecahedron (Sonobe)

Spiked Pentakisdodecahedron (Sonobe)

There is one spike placed over two adjacent faces of the pentakisdodecahedron in this model. I haven’t checked if the angles actually add up, so it might be ...

Springy Unit

Springy Unit

This is one of my older unit designs (from 2008), derived from PHiZZ unit. Models made using this module are springy and shaky. Since the spring-shaped parts...

Sprout Tessellation

Sprout Tessellation

Sprout Tessellation, designed and folded by Michał Kosmulski. Derived from my Squares and Crosses Tess.

Sprout Tessellation (refold)

Sprout Tessellation (refold)

I refolded my Sprout Tessellation for the German Origami Convention in Erkner. Asymmetry and folding the grid at an angle relative to paper edges are inspire...

Square Interlace Box

Square Interlace Box

This box is decorated with a pattern of Square Interlace Tessellation. I designed it as a container for a matching bracelet which is visible in some pictures...

Square Interlace Tessellation

Square Interlace Tessellation

This is a more conventional way of folding my square interlace tessellation than the bracelet. I believe this model to be my first truly original tessellatio...

Square Pixel Tessellation

Square Pixel Tessellation

This is my recent design for folding arbitrary bitmap images as origami tessellations. Unlike using four-sink-base (see Saturn Tessellation), each molecule r...

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...

Squares and Crosses Tessellation

Squares and Crosses Tessellation

My recent design, derived from Ninja Star Tessellation. 6×6 square grid per molecule. This design can be further modified (pictures coming up soon).

Stacked Hearts

Stacked Hearts

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...

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.

Star Ananke (variant A)

Star Ananke (variant A)

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...

Star Ananke (variant B)

Star Ananke (variant B)

A modification (variant B) of Star Ananke. The basic variant (A) was designed independently by myself and by others before me: Wei Fu, and Robin Glynn (with ...

Star Ananke (variant C)

Star Ananke (variant C)

A modification (variant C) of Star Ananke. The basic variant (A) was designed independently by myself and by others before me: Wei Fu, and Robin Glynn (with ...

Star Ananke (variant D)

Star Ananke (variant D)

This is the front of Star Ananke, variant D. The basic variant (A) was designed independently by myself and by others before me: Wei Fu, and Robin Glynn (wit...

Star Ananke (variant D) with Angels

Star Ananke (variant D) with Angels

This is the back side of Star Ananke (variant D). The basic variant (A) was designed independently by myself and by others before me: Wei Fu, and Robin Glynn...

Star Ananke (variant F)

Star Ananke (variant F)

This variant of Star Ananke features an additional hexagon in the center of the model. It’s a small change in the individual unit, but it makes connecting th...

Star Ananke (variant G)

Star Ananke (variant G)

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...

Star Boreas

Star Boreas

An octagonal modular star. Own design, folded from Harmony paper.

Star Chaos (variant A)

Star Chaos (variant A)

Modular origami stars are quite addictive: I set out to create just one simple model for a workshop and before I knew it, I had about a dozen different desig...

Star Chaos (variant B)

Star Chaos (variant B)

Variant B of my Star Chaos. Modular origami model from 6 units. Duo paper courtesy of a friend.

Star Deimos

Star Deimos

Star Deimos, another of my simple modular origami star designs. There is a color change in the center of the model, and the six-fold symmetry allows for seve...

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.

Star Interlace Tessellation

Star Interlace Tessellation

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...

Star of David Tessellation II

Star of David Tessellation II

This tessellation is derived from Lucky Star Tessellation, but due to the different arrangement of paper layers, this one can’t be fractalized. The outline o...

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 ...

Stars and Squares (diagonal grid)

Stars and Squares (diagonal grid)

Folding Stars and Squares Tessellation from a diagonal grid (rotated 45°) leads to an interesting effect. At the edges, small triangles form, creating a jagg...

Stars and Squares (gift-wrapping paper)

Stars and Squares (gift-wrapping paper)

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...

Stars and Squares Tessellation

Stars and Squares Tessellation

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...

Steinhaus Puzzle

Steinhaus Puzzle

This puzzle, described in Hugo Steinhaus’ book Kalejdoskop matematyczny (Mathematical Snapshots, literally Mathematical Kaleidoscope) consists of six pieces,...

Still Life with Epiphany III

Still Life with Epiphany III

Another attempt at folding the subject of Star of Bethlehem, this time using the Lucky Star molecule (invented independently with Fujimoto, Haligami and many...

Sturdy Edge Module (StEM)

Sturdy Edge Module (StEM)

Sturdy Edge Module (StEM) was designed by me, and as I later learned, also independently by many other people before. It is a versatile edge unit and a speci...

Submarine

Submarine

A simple, one-sided origami submarine I designed a while ago.

Sunflower Tessellation

Sunflower Tessellation

My new tessellation design, folded from a single sheet of Tant paper.

Sunflower Tessellation (Refold)

Sunflower Tessellation (Refold)

It took me 1½ years before I decided to fold my Sunflower Tessellation once again, this time from rare yellow Elephant Hide paper. I think this is a better ...

Sunk Square Twist Tessellation

Sunk Square Twist Tessellation

This pattern I recently came up with seems to have a lot of potential for square grid tessellations. I have a number of interesting patterns based on it whic...

Sunk Star Box (Hexagonal)

Sunk Star Box (Hexagonal)

The star in the center of this box is a kind of twist which does not lie flat and therefore can form a box but not a tessellation. This model is a part of a ...

Sunk Star Box (Square)

Sunk Star Box (Square)

The star in the center of this box is a kind of twist which does not lie flat and therefore can form a box but not a tessellation. This model started a serie...

Sunk Star Boxes (two enantiomers)

Sunk Star Boxes (two enantiomers)

Two folds of my Sunk Star Box with different twisting directions, side by side. Wherever there’s a twist in origami, we get two possible versions of the fold...

Sunshine Tessellation

Sunshine Tessellation

The molecule is 6×6 grid units, so normally 3×3 molecules would require an 18×18 grid. Since folding power-of-two grids is much more convenient than others, ...

Superpuss

Superpuss

Oriol Esteve taught this fun model of his during one of Origami Connect classes.

Swallowtail Module (Dog Bone Unit)

Swallowtail Module (Dog Bone Unit)

This unit is designed for business card origami - it will not work well with regular, less stiff paper. At the time of designing it (2013), I was not aware t...

Taipei 101

Taipei 101

Modular origami rendition of Taipei 101, one of the world’s tallest buildings. I thought reproducing this structure’s characteristic staggered facade in orig...

Tea Tag Airplane

Tea Tag Airplane

Traditional origami airplane, a part of my series of tea tag origami models. Folding the tea tag is a good way of making your cup stand out from others.

Tea Tag Heart

Tea Tag Heart

Here is the first model in my tea tag origami series, a Tea Tag Heart.

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...

Tent-Like House

Tent-Like House

A simple house from my Building Block Units, designed for a workshop with architecture students.

Tetrahedron (SEU Sonobe)

Tetrahedron (SEU Sonobe)

This model (first in bottom row) is shown compared to other models folded from SEU units made from 2:1 and square paper (top and bottom row, respectively). N...

Tetrahedron (SEU from 2:1 paper)

Tetrahedron (SEU from 2:1 paper)

This model (first in top row) is shown compared to other models folded from SEU units made from 2:1 and square paper (top and bottom row, respectively). Note...

Tetrahedron (StEM)

Tetrahedron (StEM)

This model (first from the left) is compared here with some other simple polyhedra folded from the same kind of module. Note how the tetrahedron looks almost...

That Simple Unit (TSU)

That Simple Unit (TSU)

That Simple Unit (TSU) is a versatile edge unit which can be used for making all sorts of spiky balls.

The Little Prince and the Fox

The Little Prince and the Fox

Le Petit Prince, designed by Viviane Berty, and Fox Baby, designed by Daniel Chang. Folded and arranged 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...

Thin-Walled Box

Thin-Walled Box

This box has just one layer of paper in most places, so it uses paper effectively, allowing you to make a large box with given sheet size.

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.

Ticket Cube

Ticket Cube

I folded this business card cube from Warsaw public transport tickets rather than from business cards. 12 modules: 6 for the body and 6 for the coating.

Ticket Menger Sponge

Ticket Menger Sponge

Model folded from Warsaw public transport tickets (back side with magnetic strip visible). 192 modules: 120 for the body and 72 for coating.

Titanic

Titanic

The sinking of Titanic, in origami.

Toilet Paper Hedgehog

Toilet Paper Hedgehog

Pureland Hedgehog, designed by Sebastien Limet and modified by me for folding from the loose end of a toilet paper roll.

Torch

Torch

This origami torch is basically the same model as Ice Cream, just with different colors and shaping.

Toshie’s Jewel (StEM)

Toshie’s Jewel (StEM)

Normally, Toshie’s jewel is made from Sonobe units, but this one is made from StEM units instead.

Traditional Crane

Traditional Crane

The traditional crane, often considered a symbol of origami. It is also probably the model most often referenced in metaorigami.

Traditional Crane from book wrapping foil

Traditional Crane from book wrapping foil

I folded this crane as an experiment from Herlitz book wrapping foil, and to my surprise, it proved to be a rather nice folding material. Since the foil is a...

Trapezoid Edge Module (TEM)

Trapezoid Edge Module (TEM)

A simple edge unit that has a number of peculiarities. There are two variants, “symmetric” and “antisymmetric” which have slightly different limitations.

Triangle Recursion

Triangle Recursion

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...