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About the Boxes

Boxes are hand folded in unit origami methods with subtle or no gluing necessary. They range in size from 1.5" to 5.25" across, 1" to 3.75" high. They come not only in just squares or rectangles, but also as triangles, pentagons, hexagons, octagons, and even diamond shaped. Boxes can be the basic plain-faced, or can have origami designs both inside and out. Almost all the boxes come in two pieces, lid on top and base on bottom.

 

They are made from various papers and fabrics precut in square pieces ready for folding. Papers range from origami papers, rice papers, wrapping papers, foil papers, etc. Fabrics are 100% cotton and are pre-treated with a fabric stiffener which enables the fabric to retain folds and creases and hold its shape. Fabric and paper selection is hand-picked and not acquired in mass quantities. Most of the boxes are made a handful of times with the same fabric or paper, and then "retired" to another medium.

 

Each box is individually hand folded. There is no cardboard box underneath. This is a one-person operation. The boxes are not mass produced.

Custom Orders

Custom orders are made with choices of sizes, designs, quantity, and available materials. If you have a specific paper or fabric in mind, you may even supply the materials (subject to approval) and receive a 10% discount to your order. Orders could take from a couple of days to a couple of weeks to complete. Fabric materials would require a few days to pre-treat with a fabric stiffener.

Designer and Credits

Almost all the boxes were designed by Tomoko Fuse, a well reknown designer of origami boxes and many other origami models, and author to numerous origami books. Many of these boxes are found in the following books, all authored by Tomoko Fuse.

 

Origami Boxes
Copyright 1989 by Tomoko Fuse, published by Chikuma Shobo Publishing Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, ISBN: 0-87040-821-6

Origami Land: Unit Origami Box Variety (Japanese)

Copyright 1990 by Tomoko Fuse, published by Seibundo Shinkosha Publishing Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, ISBN: 4-416-39011-4

Origami Collection 1: Decoration Boxes (Japanese)
Copyright 1991 by Tomoko Fuse, published by Chikuma Shobo Publishing Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, ISBN: 4-480-87201-9

 

Origami Collection 3: Single Sheet Boxes (Japanese)
Copyright 1992 by Tomoko Fuse, published by Chikuma Shobo Publishing Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, ISBN: 4-480-87203-5

 

Stylish Accessories with Unit Origami (Japanese)
Copyright 1993 by Tomoko Fuse, published by NHK Publishing Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, ISBN: 4-14-031058-8

 

Origami Gift Boxes (Japanese)
Copyright 1995 by Tomoko Fuse, published by NHK Publishing Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, ISBN: 4-14-031068-5

 

Joyful Origami Boxes
Copyright 1996 by Tomoko Fuse, published by Japan Publications Trading Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, ISBN: 0-87040-974-3

 

Fabulous Origami Boxes
Copyright 1998 by Tomoko Fuse, published by Japan Publications Trading Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, ISBN: 0-87040-978-6

 

General Origami 1: Present Boxes (Japanese)
Copyright 2000 by Tomoko Fuse, published by Chikuma Shobo Publishing Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, ISBN: 4-480-87323-6

 

Home Decorating with Origami

Copyright 2000 by Tomoko Fuse, published by Japan Publications Trading Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, ISBN: 4-88996-059-7

New Origami Land 5: Let's Make a Box (Japanese)

Copyright 2000 by Tomoko Fuse, published by Seibundo Shinkosha Publishing Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, ISBN: 4-416-30010-7

New Origami Land 10: Unit Origami Box Variety (Japanese)
Copyright 2000 by Tomoko Fuse, published by Seibundo Shinkosha Publishing Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, ISBN: 4-416-30020-4

Tomoko Fuse's Origami Boxes

Copyright 2013 by Tomoko Fuse, published by Tuttle Publishing, Tokyo, Japan, ISBN: 0-8048-5006-3

 

 

The fabric stiffening process was created by Glenda Scott of Fabric Origami Workshop, www.make-origami.com/FabricOrigami/home.php.

Her process made origami using fabric possible.