Polyscene Panel

Polyscene Panel – a foldable rigid origami sheet with thickness

Rigid panel components connected by flexible hinges allowing for 359 degree flexibility and multidirectional flat-pack arrangements.

This panel utilises Japanese byōbu folding screen reversible paper hinge technology from the Muromachi period (Japan 1392 – 1568). Later the Jacob’s ladder toy used a similar hinge, the earliest known appearance of its construction technique appeared in a Scientific American article in 1889.

Here I have applied the hinges throughout the sheet in perpendicular directions so that a panel with a material of thickness can be concertina flat-packed either way along the x and y axes as well as any diagonals employed.

Polly Verity