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Origami — single-sheet geometric models

Models folded and photographed by Michał Kosmulski. Models designed by their respective authors.
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Octagonal Pinwheel

Octagonal Pinwheel

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

[ discuss on flickr ]

Octagonal Star

Octagonal Star

Own design, inspired by 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 the paper. Same folding process can also be applied to a hexagon (in this case the petals do not overlap).

[ discuss on flickr ]

Pinwheel with Color Change (hexagonal version)

Pinwheel with Color Change

This simple pinwheel can be folded from a hexagon, an octagon and a few other regular polygons as well.

Model designed by Michał Kosmulski (folding instructions)

[ discuss hexagonal variant on flickr ]
[ discuss octagonal variant on flickr ]

Pinwheel with Color Change (octagonal version)
bumpy octahedron

Bumpy octahedron

Model designed by Michał Kosmulski (folding instructions)

[ discuss on flickr ]

name plate — standard use as a name plate for your desk

Name plate — standard variant

Standard use of the model as a name plate for your desk.

Model designed by Michał Kosmulski (folding instructions)

[ discuss on flickr ]

name plate — use for displaying origami (stand and description plate)

Name plate — use for origami display as kusudama stand

Two name plates (standard variant) are used here to display another origami piece. One is used as a stand for the kusudama and the other as a description plate.

Name plate model designed by Michał Kosmulski (folding instructions).

The model on display is Chopin’s Grand Piano (a spiked icosahedron) made from Michał Kosmulski's Outdoor Origami Meeting Module (OOMM) (30 modules).

[ discuss on flickr ]

name plate — use as candy wrap or present wrapping

Name plate — candy wrapping variant

Variant where both pyramids are pointing to the inside. Can be used as candy wrapping or to wrap a gift.

Model designed by Michał Kosmulski (folding instructions)

[ discuss on flickr ]

name plate — stacking variant

Name plate — stacking variant

In this variant, one pyramid is pointing inside and the other one outside. Such elements can be stacked on top of one another. It also reminds me of the bricks forming a lead castle.

Model designed by Michał Kosmulski (folding instructions)

[ discuss on flickr ]

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