Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD at the latest and was popularized outside of Japan in the mid-1900s. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques.
There are many types of origami: action origami (creating objects that move), modular origami (creating models that consist of smaller parts), wet-folding (this type of origami is usually applied to create figures of animals, origami masks, etc. The point is wet paper is easier to manipulate), moneygami (it’s an origami technique in which currency notes are used instead of paper).
It’s human nature to have a keen interest in all things unique and creative. As for origami, it’s not just how to fold paper, it is all about creativity and you will hardly find two identical origami shapes. That is why so many designers use the art of origami to make their projects look original and trendy.
The variety of origami designs is quite impressive; it includes flowers, animals, geometrical figures, etc. Still, the most known origami model is a paper crane. You can verify this by checking the screen shots below.
Website : ianmintz.com
As soon as you enter ianmintz.com it becomes clear to you that the webmaster is a fan of origami. Actually, the site is a clean portfolio of Ian Mintz, a web designer whose main objective is to build “elegant websites with perfectly written content”.
Website : ok-studios.de
Ok-studios.de is a website introducing a Germany based web design studio. The web designers who work at the studio compare themselves to birds. That is why there are many birds which are made by folding paper on the homepage.
Website : dbushell.com
Dbushell.com is an online portfolio of a UK based designer David Bushell. A paper crane is the main decoration of the site. Delete it and the site will be plain and simple. Leave it and the site will have that something that makes it different from others.
Robert J. Lang
Website : langorigami.com
Langorigami.com is run by an origami artist Robert J. Lang and it’s the website dealing wholly with origami. Be sure to check this site if you want to buy an original origami artwork, explore the basics of diagramming or find tips on how to make origami models.
Website : tmdesign.sk
Tmdesign.sk is a portfolio site that promotes a creative design studio. And even if it’s a one-page site, there is still a place for origami paper cranes.
Website : tinker-media.pl
The main objective of this site is to introduce Tinker Media, a design agency located in Poland.
Here again we can see paper cranes: some of them hang from the top of the page and there are also a few images showing beautiful paper cranes.
Website : toriseye.quodis.com
“Tori’s eye is a Twitter visualization tool, inspired by papercraft and origami.” It allows users find quality tweets on the topics they choose.
Website : creativegroup.de
Creativegroup.de is launched to promote a German based design company. As for the use of origami designs on this site, you can see them on the banner.
Website : ultimateorigami.net
Ultimateorigami.net is an ultimate origami resource website to find origami design secrets, free origami diagrams, origami articles, videos, etc. Also, you can learn about talented origami artists there and if you wish to meet other people who are also interested in origami you can then check the forum.
Website : dogstudio.be
Dogstudio.be is a design and marketing agency. It has nothing to do with origami except for the site logo which is actually an origami shape.
About the author
Helen Bailey is a part of the Template Monster team. TemplateMonster.com is a company offering ready-to-use web page designs such as stunning WordPress themes, Joomla templates, Magento themes, etc.