The Origami Phone Concept

  • For being light, strong and recyclable, cardboard has been used a lot lately in architecture and design. The Chinese designer Chengyuan Wei also chose this humble material to revisit the phone design. Composed of simple components, the Origami Phone unfolds from flat into a minimalistic 3D handset. Simple and functional, a good design lesson. The inventor explains:

    “Although less and less people use telephone, there are over thousands of telephone are made every day which are all look the same, and even no changes have been made during the past several decades. Then one day I took apart a handset of a telephone, and found that all the functional parts are only took small space of the handset. So I thought maybe I can design a unique handset of telephone which has a light and material efficient structure.”