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The Lazy Susan
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the origami design known as the Lazy Susan. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.



As far as I know this design first appears in 'The Best of Origami: New Models by Contemporary Folders' by Samuel Randlett, which was published by E P Dutton in New York in 1963 and by Faber and Faber Ltd in London in 1964.


The same book contained a design for a Super Susan (made using cuts) by John M Nordquist.