Book Stand

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Paper: Colorline
Type: single-sheet box (implies: box, geometric, origami-first design, single-sheet)
Author: Michał Kosmulski
Colors: green

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I folded this simple book stand from the piece of paper left over after cutting a hexagon from a rectangle. This shape of the sheet, while unusual in the normal world, and surprisingly rare in origami, happens to come about quite often when you fold from hexagons. When you cut one from a rectangle (A4 or similar), the leftover is just a bit too big to be thrown away easily. I think the only model using this shape I knew of so far is Beata Kupczak’s Dragonfly, so I though why not make yet another.

Another use for these left over pieces of paper is making two small hexagons from them. They are too small for all but the simplest clean folds, but I use them a lot for prototyping since a single tessellation molecule or a simple star fits fine. I have devised many constructions for making these hexagons from the “rectangle minus hexagon” shape by pure origami, and I hope to publish a selection at some point.