Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell

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Functional Origami
 
Functional origami is the design and realisation of paperfolds which are intended to serve a practical purpose around the home or in the work-place. The most useful functional designs, of course, end up as Everyday Origami.
 
 
 
  Name: 3x3 Box

Paper type / shape: Square / Any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1987

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Boredom Box - created by the addition of strengtheners to the traditional Magazine Cover Box.

Paper type / shape: A4 or similar rectangles / Homogeneous paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2005

Diagrams: Office Origami - Adam Russ - Universe Publishing - ISBN 0-7893-1313-8 // Diagrams are available on the Designs of Unknown Origin page of this site.

 
  Name: Bowl no 2

Paper type / shape: Square / Homogeneous paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1987

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Bowl no 4

Paper type / shape: Square / Homogeneous paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1987

Diagrams: BOM 130 June 1988 - drawing and review only

 
  Name: Bowl no 5

Paper type / shape: Square / Irogami

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1994.

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Bowl on Legs - Old school design developed from the windmill base.

Paper type / shape: Square / Homogeneous paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1988.

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

 
  Name: Bunting

Paper type / shape: Leftover or 2x1 rectangles / Any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2014

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Curvy Bowl - bowl with curved sides and rim from 3x3 grid.

Paper type / shape: Square / Homogeneous paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1987

Diagrams: Origami You Can Use - Rick Beech and Rikki Donachie - Dover Publications - 10-0-486-47057-1 // On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Delta Frame - simple photograph frame made using the photo as a template.

Paper type / shape: A4 or similar rectangle / Homogeneous paper

Designer / Date: David Mitchell,

Diagrams: BOS Convention Pack Autumn 1999 // On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Enigma Bowl - octagonal bowl from the Enigma Base.

Paper type / shape: Square / Any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1988

Diagrams: Complete Origami - Collins and Brown - David Mitchell - ISBN 978-1-84340-397-5 // Le Pli 113-114 - Mai 2009 // Rencontres de Mai 2009 - MFPP // On-line diagrams are available on the Single Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: The Floral Giftbox - Nichola's box plus lid.

Paper type / shape: 2 x squares of homogeneous paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1987

Diagrams: Origami - Barnes and Noble - ISBN 0-7607-3331-7 where the base is called Nichola's Box // As the Gift Box in Office Origami - Adam Russ - Universe Publishing - ISBN 0-7893-1313-8 // On-line diagrams are available on the Multiple Sheet Designs page of this site.

 
  Name: Nichola's Box - base of the Floral Gift Box.

Paper type / shape: Square / Homogeneous paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1987

Diagrams: Origami - Barnes and Noble - ISBN 0-7607-3331-7 where the base is called Nichola's Box // As the Gift Box in Office Origami - Adam Russ - Universe Publishing - ISBN 0-7893-1313-8

 
  Name: Oyster Gift Box

Paper type / shape: A4 / Homogeneous paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1999

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

 
  Name: Paper Chains - quick and dirty 2 fold design.

Paper type / shape: Strips / Homogeneous paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 2014

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.

 
  Name: Paper Clip - a way of using a small square to join several larger sheets together at one corner.

Paper type / shape: Square / Any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1991

Diagrams: BOS Convention Pack Autumn 1991

 
  Name: Permanent Bookmark

Paper type / shape: Square / Any kind of paper.

Designer / Date: David Mitchell, 1992.

Diagrams: Diagrams not yet available.