pentagon gift box

In Boxes on January 23, 2012 by romi

‘Origami creates a perfect union of esthetics and geometry, feelings and reasoning.’
— Kunihiko Kasahara in ‘Amazing Origami’ (2001)

I’d say that this is a variation of the gift box I posted here before which has a cube shape. The folding method is the same.

How about a hexagonal box, or a box with seven or more sides, using the same method? I think this is very possible. One just have to figure out first how to fold the sides which are of the same width. Kunihiko Kasahara’s ‘Amazing Origami’ (2001) would be very helpful for this. He even showed how to fold regular polygons with 7, 9 and 11 sides. These shapes, he said, are impossible to construct using a compass and a ruler. But origami makes it possible.


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