Origami: Folded Furniture & Accessories

Origami: Folded Furniture & Accessories

Aaron Able
Mar 24, 2011

Origami — the Japanese art of paper folding — is often credited as the driving inspiration behind modern furniture designs. Geometric and refined, the shapes that origami inspires range from the "Origami" plywood armchair designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for his home at Taleisan West to an entire collection of super-contemporary folded pieces by the Bouroullec brothers for Ligne Roset to a the new-to-market Flux portable chair.

Whether facetted or actually folded, these designs are minimalist and simple and take a cue from origami in exciting ways:


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