Category Archives: Origami

Dinh Truong Giang

We know very little about Vietnamese paper artist Dinh Truong Giang.  He studied architecture in Viet Nam and has been designing origami since 1998. Currently he lives in Virginia.  This highly experienced artist uses a technique called wet folding when constructing his work.  Wet folding is done by dampening the paper surface to allow it to be more malleable to curves and to making distinct features.  On an interview with Combustus he says this about his work:

“I do not create complex designs with hundreds of folds. I strive for simple and elegant design. ”Less is More” for me. One of my favorite quotes: “Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”  ~Antoine de Saint Exupéry.”

More of his work can be found here on his website.

Images:  Courtesy of Dinh Truong Giang.

Cooee Design

Just purchased the origami ornaments pictured above. Was intending to use it just for Christmas but the colorations make it applicable for any occasion.  We’re eyeing the stained oak birds for our next purchase.  They are from the Swedish brand, Cooee Design, established by Catrine Åberg in 2005.  They are known for their beautiful minimalistic vases and trays created in various sizes primarily in earthy tones.  The ‘ball vase’ was the first product in their ceramic series.  It was met with great success and assortments based on this item was developed with new colors and shapes.  The name Cooee means ”Hi, Hello” on the Aboriginal language. 

More of their products can be seen on their website,  Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Cooee Design.

Estudio Guardabosques

Estudio Guardabosques is a Buenos Aires-based design and illustration studio consisting of Carolina Silvero and Juan Nicolás Elizalde. They like to draw and make things with paper using the ancient art of paper folding.  Their main focus is on nature crafting not only the birds shown above but also various geometric mammals.  They create a wide range of paper projects for publishing, fashion, advertising, cinema and other artistic branches.

You can see more of their work on their website, Facebook, Behance and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Studio Guardabosques.
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