To celebrate Nissan's popular crossover's 5th anniversary, the British origami artist Owen Gildersleeve created a full-scale Juke replica from paper.
It took about 200 hours of detailed manual work to complete a life-size doppelganger with exact dimensions of the current Juke, Nissan's second best-selling model in Europe with over 700,000 sold since launch. The oh so easily recognizable features of the Sunderland-built SUV were recreated with no less than 2,000 folded paper sheets. Understandably called the Origami Juke, this one-off crafty feast for the eyes features the same design elements from wheel fenders to lights and grill as the real-life counterpart.
Artist Owen Gildersleeve said: "This was a great project to work on – hard work but very rewarding. As a celebration piece it draws on so many influences, such as the origami focus inspired by Nissan's Japanese roots. Using so many individual pieces of paper to create the overall structure also represents the thousands of people who helped bring the Nissan Juke into reality and the thousands who continue to do so right here in the UK."
The Origami Juke is revealed hand-in-hand with 'World Origami Days' that are celebrated across the world between 24thOctober and 11th November.
In its press release, Nissan wrote that the best ideas start with just a blank piece of paper. It seems these pieces of paper create a mighty, awe-inspiring conclusion as well!