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Origamists dedicated to creating practical models?

Postby Gerardo » December 13th, 2016, 5:20 pm

I love origami. During this six years I've been VERY passionate about creating original practical models, having them all a real use in everyday life. Although I have created a couple of models that are simply aesthetic.

Anyway... during all this time I don't think I've found anyone else that has also been particularly dedicated to creating original practical models. I gotta confess it sometimes feels a bit lonely, that's why I wanna reach out to others like me.

Do you know any others? Can you please give me their names? Might you also know how to contact them?

Thanks in advance :).
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Re: Origamists dedicated to creating practical models?

Postby mkosmul » December 14th, 2016, 12:23 am

I can't list specific designer names off the top of my head, but I certainly have seen many different origami envelope designs (with various decorations) both online and in convention books. If boxes count as practical models, there are many of those, too.
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Re: Origamists dedicated to creating practical models?

Postby Gerardo » December 14th, 2016, 3:01 am

Thanks mkosmul! You're right, different origamists have created envelopes and boxes. The thing is that I'm looking for creators that are passionate about different kinds of practical models, something more than just boxes and envelopes, like me. Know what I mean? So I am asking for names.
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Re: Origamists dedicated to creating practical models?

Postby greencube07 » December 14th, 2016, 4:56 am

ImageShoes by Hyun Seok Kang, Flickr에서

Something like this I presume?
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Re: Origamists dedicated to creating practical models?

Postby Gerardo » December 14th, 2016, 4:25 pm

It's very impressive :o! It would just have to also be practical for use. It's more like a tribute to footwear than wearable shoes. Know what I mean?

My most recent creations are:

Stemware Marker Lips
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Balance
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They are intended for use and aren't limited to envelopes and boxes. That's where I sometimes feel lonely. Isn't there some other creator particularly dedicated to the creation of that kind of models?
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Re: Origamists dedicated to creating practical models?

Postby origami_8 » December 14th, 2016, 5:30 pm

It depends a bit on how you define useful. I myself think that action models are useful. Jeremy Shafer almost exclusively creates action models.
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Re: Origamists dedicated to creating practical models?

Postby Gerardo » December 14th, 2016, 8:36 pm

Thanks origami_8. I'm using a more restrictive definition of "practical". I consider Jeremy Shafer's models as toys. Now, with practical origami I guess I'm referring to the elaboration of "tools"; they are supposed to solve an everyday problem. Know what I mean?
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Re: Origamists dedicated to creating practical models?

Postby Tankoda » December 14th, 2016, 8:54 pm

What about staple-less paper binding? I have seen some semi-origami approaches to that...
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Re: Origamists dedicated to creating practical models?

Postby Gerardo » December 14th, 2016, 9:27 pm

So have I and that totally is practical origami; by the way, John Cunliffe's Paper Fastener AKA Corner Fastener is one of the best practical models I've seen. The question would be if one of the origamists that created a method for stapleless paper binding IS dedicated to creating different practical models, or if that was for example a one-time thing.
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Re: Origamists dedicated to creating practical models?

Postby Tankoda » December 14th, 2016, 9:40 pm

Think it was a one-time thing, sorry. Getting closer, though!
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Re: Origamists dedicated to creating practical models?

Postby roodborst » December 15th, 2016, 1:30 pm

There was a challenge in the past on this forum for usefull origami. I remember a working garbagecan with a top that goes open when you push on a pedal. They also had the intention to turn all the models into a book. You might want to search the forum a bit.

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Re: Origamists dedicated to creating practical models?

Postby Gerardo » December 15th, 2016, 3:34 pm

Thanks Roodborst. I have a relatively good idea of the type of models created by the people involved with the challenge. They don't often create practical models :(.
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Re: Origamists dedicated to creating practical models?

Postby Tankoda » December 15th, 2016, 8:37 pm

What about this:
Imageop.77 # 3 "To be, or not to be" by Andrey Ermakov, on Flickr
by Andrey Ermakov? Here is a link for the contest that was in: http://www.forum.loveorigami.info/viewt ... ?f=5&t=666
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Re: Origamists dedicated to creating practical models?

Postby Gerardo » December 15th, 2016, 8:46 pm

That's one of the models from the challenge roodborst was talking about. Andrey Ermakov is freaking talented! To my knowledge, aside from his two models for the challenge, he has concentrated his work on figurative origami and origami puzzles.
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Re: Origamists dedicated to creating practical models?

Postby Tankoda » December 15th, 2016, 9:22 pm

Agree with you! Did you look at the contest? Lots of good practical and semi practical designs there
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