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Nissan: Nissan creates a full-size origami JUKE

  • British artist Owen Gildersleeve creates life-size Origami reproduction of Nissan JUKE
  • Unique paper sculpture uses 2,000 folded pieces of paper and took 200 hours to make
  • The sculpture celebrates a fifth anniversary of a JUKE

ROLLE, Switzerland – They contend a best ideas start with only a vacant square of paper.

Celebrating a model’s fifth anniversary, Nissan and a British paper artist have collaborated on a singular plan to emanate a full-scale Origami JUKE.



In a curtsy to Nissan’s Japanese birthright and desirous by a unequivocally initial stairs of automobile pattern – removing ideas onto paper – artist Owen Gildersleeve palm built a perplexing reproduction indication from paper to a accurate measure of a stream JUKE.

Owen took some-more than 200 hours and folded some-more than 2,000 pieces of paper to emanate a minute sculpture.

The Origami JUKE facilities a same confidant pattern cues – such as a circle fenders, lights and grille – that give a real-life indication a particular character.

“This was a good plan to work on – tough work nonetheless unequivocally rewarding,” pronounced artist Owen Gildersleeve. “As a jubilee piece, it draws on so many influences, such as a origami concentration desirous by Nissan’s Japanese roots. Using so many particular pieces of paper to emanate a altogether structure also represents a thousands of people who helped move a Nissan JUKE into reality in 2011.”

The Nissan JUKE’s bold, standout styling has been a pivotal cause in a model’s success. Nissan combined a code new “compact crossover” zone with a launch of a car, charity motorists something totally different, in terms of design, to any other automobile on a road.

“The initial step of any automobile pattern involves putting pencil to paper,” pronounced Darryl Scriven, pattern manager during Nissan’s Design Center for Europe. “From that elementary start, it’s a formidable tour to prolongation involving hundreds of learned people, thousands of man-hours and millions in investment. So we consider it’s unequivocally good that on a fifth birthday, we applaud a Nissan JUKE with a reverence that harks behind to that simple, nonetheless bold, initial step – all carried out with Nissan’s signature creation and fad of course.”

The Origami JUKE is being suggested as “World Origami Days” are being distinguished opposite a universe between Oct 24 and Nov 11.


QA with Matthew Weaver, Project Lead Designer for Nissan JUKE

Q1: How does it feel to see JUKE 5 years on from a launch and still going strong?

Weaver: Great! It was lovely to detect such a confidant design, and equally gratifying to see it remaining one of a many adventurous and sparkling cars on a road. With that we competence consider it was a haven of a few, nonetheless it’s good to see many people unequivocally enjoying a car.

Q2: From a pattern perspective, what do we consider has done JUKE such a success?

Weaver: The JUKE is iconic. It does not simply rest on graphical elements. Its DNA is of a special type. By this it could be pronounced that a JUKE is tangible from half a mile away. In a universe of hum-drum, a JUKE adds a dash of color.

Q3: What are a 3 pivotal styling cues that make JUKE distinct any other automobile on a road?

Weaver: Undeniably a front light graphics are so clever that it gave a JUKE a unequivocally heroic attitude. Then a cabin pattern with a tilted roof and parsimonious window graphics hinting during a high opening products like a GT-R. Overall nonetheless we consider it’s a car’s mass and volumes that set it apart. It’s inexhaustible to a indicate of over safeguarding a occupants nonetheless nimble adequate to plan a sporty drive.

Q4: What desirous a name “JUKE”?

Weaver: To JUKE is to evasion and dupe – seems to fit a car!

About Nissan in Europe
Nissan has one of a many extensive European presences of any abroad manufacturer, contracting some-more than 17,600 staff opposite locally formed design, investigate development, manufacturing, logistics and sales selling operations. Last financial year Nissan plants in a UK, Spain and Russia constructed some-more than 675,000 vehicles including award-winning crossovers, tiny cars, SUVs, blurb vehicles and electric vehicles, including a Nissan LEAF, a world’s many renouned electric automobile with 96 percent of business peaceful to suggest a automobile to friends. Nissan now offers a clever choice of 23 different and innovative models in Europe underneath a Nissan and Datsun brands.


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