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POPBOWL

AN ORIGAMI-BASED POPCORN BOWL

2017

How can we transform traditional craft into new experiences? This project is the result of my exploration of the craft of origami in different scales and materials and with the concept of converting a 2D design into a functional and aesthetic 3D object. In my research, I investigated dynamic materials and folding constructions, ones that can change their appearance or volume, and utilized their qualities into a marvelous expanding function.

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Experimenting with inflatable structures, expanding by popping kernels 

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During my research, I used digital tools to explore various folding patterns and create different structures

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Folding to allow gradual expand as well as aesthetical benefits

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Experimenting with varid materials to implement my research questions

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Chosen structure, allows the kernels to expand freely while maintaining the aesthetic construction

The constructive folding in the paper makes it grow in the path I designed, so instead of just expanding to an unclear and unappealing shape like most popcorn bags, it transforms into an aesthetic serving bowl. The product provides the user with a fun and intriguing experience, starting with the placing of the bag in the microwave and watching it as it inflates and expands to its unique shape.

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Research application, a degradable serving bowl of popcorn

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