Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

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Transformable Designs
 
Transformable designs are designs in which some of the creases can be used as hinges to transform the shape and/or colour pattern of the design. Some of these also qualify as Double Image Designs.
 
 
 
  Name: A Change Of Perspective - minimalist double image / transformable design.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2006

Diagrams: Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3 // On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Birdman - simple pictorial double-image design.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2000

Diagrams: Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3 // On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Bomb Bunny - minimalist double-image conceptual origami design.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2001

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Dogfish - minimalist double-image / active play design.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1997

Diagrams: BOM 184 June 1997 // Origami - Barnes and Noble - ISBN 0-7607-3331-7 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3 // On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Collapsible Cube - cube that squashes flat.

Paper type / shape: A4 (cut down to smaller rectangle) / Homogeneous paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1993

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Giracotte - a way of folding the distorted version of the traditional Cocotte that often occurs in early caricatures, cartoons and prints, which also transforms into a different shape.

Paper type / shape: 9x4 rectangle / Any kind of paper

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2020

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: The Mermaid out o' Rye - performance design / active play paperfold.

Paper type / shape: Square / Homogeneous paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1999.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Not Another Boat with Sail - a bicolour design which transforms so that the colours are reversed.

Paper type / shape: 2x1 rectangle / Irogami. Uses two small cuts to effect the colour-change.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2020

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Not Another Cocotte - a bicolour design which transforms so that the colours are reversed.

Paper type / shape: 2x1 rectangle / Irogami. Uses two small cuts to effect the colour-change.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2020

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Cocotte in Flight / Pajarita in Flight - adaptation of traditional design.

Paper type / shape: Square / Any kind of paper

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1997.

Diagrams: On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Picasso's Cat - performance design.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1997.

Diagrams: Not yet available.

 
  Name: Shark Attack - simple seascape / double image / active play design.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2000

Diagrams: Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3 // On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Top Dog - X-rated minimalist transformable design.

Paper type / shape: 1:4 rectangle / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2015.

Diagrams: On-line diagrams can be found in the X-rated Designs section of this site.

 
  Name: Twins - minimalist double image transforming pictorial design / active play paperfold. Development of Fred.

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1999

Diagrams: Origami Alfresco - Water Trade - ISBN 0-9534774-3-6 // Minori 3 - 2002 // Origami Alfresco 2nd Edition - ISBN 978-0-9534774-6-3 // On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.