We take a look at two stand out examples of how the traditional art of paper folding is shaping todays public and private environments.

Origami is a design practice that extends deep into Japan's history and has made impact on design and brand communities around the world. Japan's traditional paper-folding ritual has paved the way for creative activities of varied scale, ranging from product packaging and jewelry to furniture and architecture, with many of the larger scale applications requiring increased mathematical comprehension. Two of these relatively larger applications of origami-inspired concepts: one architectural and the other centered around the enrichment of a brand help to demonstrate how this age-old practice is changing our design thinking.

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