Single-sheet models


More restrictive types: abstract single-sheet, box lid, envelope, figurative single-sheet, single-sheet metaorigami, single-sheet origami-first design, recursive non-tileable model, single-sheet box, single-sheet stars, single unit

Single-sheet models are folded from just one sheet of paper. This is the most classic kind of origami.

This page lists models of a single type. You might be interested in folding instructions instead.
Conveyor Belt Unit (CBU)

Conveyor Belt Unit (CBU)

This unit can be used for building objects such as flat tapes, rings, Möbius strips, knots, and combinations thereof. The linking mechanism between units is ...

Tic-Tac-Toe Board Foldable into a Bowl

Tic-Tac-Toe Board Foldable into a Bowl

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...

Weird Asymmetric Sonobe (WASS)

Weird Asymmetric Sonobe (WASS)

This modular origami unit behaves like the Sonobe unit and can be used to build similar shapes, but its structure is asymmetric, hence the name. Solids built...

Box with Woven Triangles VIII

Box with Woven Triangles VIII

As in Box with Woven Triangles VII, in Box with Woven Triangles VIII the triangles are located below other layers of paper and only partially peeking outside.

Tea Tag Butterfly

Tea Tag Butterfly

A simple butterfly, folded from a tea tag. Folding the tea tag is a good way of making your cup stand out from others.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Bow-Tie Sonobe

Bow-Tie Sonobe

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

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.

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Pajarita

Pajarita

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

Masu Box

Masu Box

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

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...

Traditional Crane

Traditional Crane

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

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 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. ...

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 ...

Two-Unit Cube II

Two-Unit Cube II

Another simple model in which a cube is built from just two units. See also: Two-Unit Cube I.

Bed

Bed

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

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...

Scala Logo I

Scala Logo I

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

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).

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...

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.

Two-Unit Cube I

Two-Unit Cube I

This is a very simple modular origami design I recently came up with when revisiting my Oxi unit from a few years ago. The unit has folded edges on one side ...

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.

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...

Whirlwind Box

Whirlwind Box

This box is decorated with Whirlwind molecule which can also be used for a tessellation. Its design is closely related to my Woven Triangles family, but I ga...

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...

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...

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.

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 Pot I

Flower Pot I

A simple geometric origami container whose bottom is not flat.

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...

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 ...

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 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...

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.

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...

Triceratops

Triceratops

I really like this triceratops design by Roman Diaz. Most dinosaur models, especially triceratops, are quite complex. This one, in contrast, is so simple you...

Torch

Torch

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

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...

Submarine

Submarine

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

Fear Not

Fear Not

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

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...

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 ...

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...

Egg Cup

Egg Cup

This very simple model is folded from an equilateral triangle, and based on a pattern which corresponds to the hypar but on a triangle grid. You can use this...

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.

Two Hearts

Two Hearts

In contrast to Two Hearts Framed, this model is very simple to fold. The paper used was a 4:1 rectangle of Biotope.

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...

Wet-folded Eye

Wet-folded Eye

I designed this model for my origami workshops in order to be able to teach wet folding to complete beginners. It is also an example of origami folded withou...

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...

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...

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.

JavaZone Logo

JavaZone Logo

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

Hedgehog

Hedgehog

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

Box with Maltese Cross II

Box with Maltese Cross II

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

Box with Maltese Cross I

Box with Maltese Cross I

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

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...

Box with Cross Pattee IV

Box with Cross Pattee IV

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

Box with Cross Pattee III

Box with Cross Pattee III

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

Box with Cross Pattee II

Box with Cross Pattee II

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

Box with Cross Pattee I

Box with Cross Pattee I

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

Tea Tag Heart

Tea Tag Heart

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

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.

Superpuss

Superpuss

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

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...

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 ...

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...

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.

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 ...

Woven Square Box

Woven Square Box

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

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

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 ...

Unripe Sunflower Tessellation

Unripe Sunflower Tessellation

This is a modification of my Sunflower Tessellation. The molecules (“sunflower seeds”) are flatter and the petals are shorter. The back side is also more int...

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...

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...

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 ...

Heart Bracelet

Heart Bracelet

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

Twirl Bowl

Twirl Bowl

This hexagonal dish is created as an intermediate step while collapsing my Sunk Star Box.

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...

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).

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.

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...

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...

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...

Wedge Flower Box (hexagonal)

Wedge Flower Box (hexagonal)

A hexagonal variant of my Wedge Flower Box. Due to the different angles than in square grid, petals do not automatically align in a nice way, so they have to...

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 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...

Wedge Flower Box

Wedge Flower Box

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

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

Kotlinconf Logo

Kotlinconf Logo

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

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...

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 ...

Hamiltonian Cycle of Cube

Hamiltonian Cycle of Cube

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

Chess Knight

Chess Knight

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

Celtic Cross 1.1

Celtic Cross 1.1

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

Trilithon I

Trilithon I

An origami Trilithon based on those found at Stonehenge. The model is numbered I since I also designed some other variants with different proportions and one...

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.

DNA Replication

DNA Replication

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

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.

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...

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...

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 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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Hydrangea Heart

Hydrangea Heart

My modification of Shuzo Fujimoto’s Hydrangea into a heart shape. I found on flickr a similar model, designed by Francis Ow.

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.

Lelum Unit

Lelum Unit

A modified version of Lelum Polelum Unit where one out of each pair of flaps is hidden.

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 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 ...

Lelum Polelum Unit

Lelum Polelum Unit

A modular which I designed after being inspired by test-folding some of Meenakshi Mukerji’s new single-sheet designs based on the Four-Sink Base. There is a ...

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...

Thermos

Thermos

This is what one of the stages of collapsing my Big and Small Squares Tessellation looks like. I couldn’t help but think of a thermos bottle. The extra textu...

Postal Envelope

Postal Envelope

An origami envelope which looks almost like a classical glued envelope, but can be closed by folding only. If you use it for sending a letter by actual posta...

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.

Hydrangea with Leaves

Hydrangea with Leaves

A color-change variant of Shuzo Fujimoto’s Hydrangea, designed by Meenakshi Mukerji. Test fold based on unpublished diagrams, kindly provided by Meenakshi [u...

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 ...

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...

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...

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.

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...

Sunflower Tessellation

Sunflower Tessellation

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

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...

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...

Penguin

Penguin

See also the Penguin Attack composition which uses this model.

Celtic Cross

Celtic Cross

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

Elephant-Shaped Business Card Holder

Elephant-Shaped Business Card Holder

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

Elephant Bookmark

Elephant Bookmark

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

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...

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...

Aton Unit (variant A)

Aton Unit (variant A)

Aton Unit, variant A (many more are possible). More variants are possible, some with interesting color changes. Unit named after the Egyptian deity.

Genie in the Bottle

Genie in the Bottle

A genie (not to be confused with gin) is a kind of_spirit_ which tends to live in old magical lamps and bottles. Wet-folded from a rectangle of watercolor pa...

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...

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.

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 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...

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.

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).

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...

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 ...

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...

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.

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.

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.

Heart (CLU)

Heart (CLU)

Origami heart made from a single Cross Lap Unit (CLU), using a similar technique as my Ichthys. Metallic paper with acrylic paint.

Cross Lap Unit (CLU)

Cross Lap Unit (CLU)

The Cross Lap Unit (CLU) consists of a long strip into which a number of notches have been folded. These notches can be placed on either edge of the strip, a...

Ichthys

Ichthys

Easter is coming so with fluffy bunnies and cute chickens aplenty, it’s good to also add this fish to the pack.

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...

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 ...

Spindle

Spindle

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

A Long Way Home

A Long Way Home

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

Brain in a Vat

Brain in a Vat

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 ...

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 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.

Fir Cone / Christmas Ornament

Fir Cone / Christmas Ornament

These fir cones make nice Christmas tree decorations. Designed by myself, they are based on the pleated part of Super Pineapple Tessellation.

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...

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...

Here, Kitty

Here, Kitty

Cat designed by Jose Anibal Voyer. Copy paper painted with acryl.

Fractal Pinwheel Cube

Fractal Pinwheel Cube

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

Fractal Pinwheel

Fractal Pinwheel

This pinwheel displays a fractal pattern with smaller pinwheels embedded inside larger ones, a series which can be continued indefinitely with thin enough pa...

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...

Head of Cthulhu

Head of Cthulhu

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

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 ...

Dachshund Ouroboros

Dachshund Ouroboros

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

Woven Slit Module (WSM)

Woven Slit Module (WSM)

Woven Slit Module (WSM) is an origami unit which can be used to build different kinds of modular assemblies, from simple cubes to more complex objects. They ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Little Turtle Unit

Little Turtle Unit

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

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.

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...

Trimodule

Trimodule

The Trimodule is a simple but versatile module which can be used for all sorts of solids with faces which are equilateral triangles. These can range from the...

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.

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 ...

Umbrella Dodecahedron

Umbrella Dodecahedron

The module, originally designed just for folding this dodecahedron, can be also used for other kinds of models. See, for example, this spiked icosahedron.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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 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...

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...

WXYZ

WXYZ

Model is also known as WXYZ Diamonds.

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...

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...