Nissan creates a full-size Origami (Kirigami) JUKE

Nissan creates a full-size Origami (Kirigami) JUKENissan celebrates the fifth anniversary of its Juke with a version fully based paper origami. To realize this particular memorial idea Nissan had the cooperation of renowned British artist Owen Gildersleeve, a specialist in this type of paper works. And, as indicated by the own brand of Japanese cars, this special initiative “is a nod” to the Eastern heritage and was inspired precisely in the first lines of the car design.


Moreover, the technique is not really armed origami is not, because that art is characterized precisely by not having to cut and paste parts of paper to create shapes, just by folds. The reality is that in this case it has been used and cut pieces, so it would be better to talk about kirigami.

Launched in 2010, the Nissan Juke has become one of the SUVs of reference in the B segment despite its aesthetic does not convince everyone. To celebrate these five years on the market, the brand has asked the British artist Owen Gildersleeve vehicle version somewhat different.

Origami is the Japanese art of creating paper forms by folding it. Owen’s mission was to make an exact replica of the Nissan Juke in origami, referring to the Japanese roots of the brand.

Paper and patience to build this replica of the Nissan Juke origami. The result, after more than 200 hours of work with Thomar Forsyth and 2,000 folded paper polygons is what you see in the pictures. To build the model of paper, entirely made by hand and in which more than two thousand pieces of papyrus were used folded, the artist needed for more than 200 hours.

The Nissan Juke origami has exactly the same dimensions as the real Juke even mimics the grille, headlights and wheels. Obviously the weight is not the same, of course, even the structure on which rest all panels is paper. As British, the project was “tough but rewarding,” while stressing on the number of parts used to have the full model, representing the many people, from designers to operators, who made their contributions to this small crossover from Nissan became reality.

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Nissan bringing the Juke crossover to market, the company hired artist Owen Gildersleeve to construct an origami copy of a Juke. Like all good ideas, cars start out as sketches on a piece of paper. This time around, the paper plays an integral part in the final product, as well.

The Juke was the originator of the compact-crossover craze. Unveiled in 2010, the Juke’s wacky styling and diminutive-yet-usable proportions proved quite popular with buyers around the world. Currently, nearly every automaker produces a segment competitor, and people seem to be more than eager to scoop them up in staggering numbers.

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