After exploring a few paper folding techniques from Paul Jackson’s book “Folding Techniques for Designers” I decided to make a light shade from one of the more complex patterns. This one has a natural tendency to fold itself into a sphere if it is wide enough. Starting off with an 84.1×42.5cm sheet of paper I proceeded to make 31 vertical folds, 7 horizontal folds, and 47 of each diagonal folds. After kind of scrumpling it up in a highly ordered movement of madness a teardrop shaped light shade emerged.

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Oh look! A designer’s making dresses from the same pattern.

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