Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell


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  This My Designs catalogue provides information about my paperfolding designs, old and new, pure and impure, good and bad, including where the diagrams, if any, can be found. It is still a work in progress and information about other designs will be added as and when I have time.

Each of the subsidiary pages focuses on one particular style or aspect of paperfolding design. Some designs appear in several pages. For instance, Lovebird is both a drawing with paper pictorial design and a see-through design, which reveals a hidden heart when held up to the light, and so appears in the pages for both these categories.

I have also added brief notes about my paperfolding design philosophy.

If you want to understand how my designs may, and may not, be used in a private, educational or commercial context, please read the Permissions and fees page.

There is chronological catalogue of the same designs here. This is maintained as a reference for my own use but you are welcome to consult it if you wish.

My paperfolding design philosophy
Single and Multiple Sheet Designs   Modular and Macromodular Designs   FlPuzzles and Devious Devices (incl Flexagon Treatments)
  Animals, Birds and Fish (Excluding Drawing with Paper Designs)     Multi-Purpose Modules     Devious Devices
  Imaginary Creatures     Modular Sculptures     Flexagons
  Boats and Paper Planes (Excluding Drawing with Paper Designs)     Macromodules     Magical Effects
  Miscellaneous Designs     Macromodular Sculptures     Paperfolding Puzzles - Transformation Puzzles
  Functional Designs     Kusudamas     Paperfolding Puzzles - Pattern Forming Puzzles
  Crease and Collapse Designs     Cushions     Paperfolding Puzzles - Shape Forming Puzzles
  Active Play Design (aka Action Designs)     Functional Modular Designs     Paperfolding Puzzles - Modular Assembly Puzzles
  Passive Play Designs (including Paper Planes)     Modular Active Play Designs     Paperfolding Puzzles - Macromodular Assembly Puzzles
  Transformable Designs     Modular Passive Play Designs     Paperfolding Puzzles - Miscellaneous Puzzles
  Performance Designs     Polyhedral Models - Cubes and Silverhedra from Multi-Purpose Modules        
  Double Image Designs     Polyhedral Models - Other Cubes and Cuboids        
  Visual Illusions     Polyhedral Modules - Other Silverhedra        
  Drawing with Paper - Animals, Birds and Fish     Polyhedral Models - Flat-Faced Designs        
  Drawing with Paper - Boats and Seascapes     Polyhedral Models - Sunken Face Designs        
  Drawing with Paper - Buildings and Landscapes     Polyhedral Models - Missing Face Designs        
  Drawing with Paper - People     Polyhedra Models - Nolids and Planar Designs        
  Drawing with Paper - Simple Solids and other Inanimate Objects     Polyhedral Models - Pierced and Outline Designs        
  Hybrid Designs     Polyhedral Models - Oddities        
  Naive Designs     Coasters, Rings, Rotors and Stars        
  Minimalist Representational Designs     Minimalist Abstract Modular Designs        
  Minimalist Abstract Designs     Modular Adaptations        
  Conceptual Origami / Origamidada     Modular Quilts and Woven Surfaces        
  Multiple Sheet Sculpture                
  NOFO / No Fold Origami Designs                
  Old School Designs                
  See-through Designs                
  Surprise Denouement Designs                
  Mathematical Designs - Tiles, Polygons and Polyhedra                
  Message Note Designs                
  X-rated Designs (over 16 only)