Less is more. ~ Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1947)


For fall 2015, SID NEIGUM creates garments from three pattern pieces or less by applying packaging design to clothing design. Instead of folding a single piece of cardboard into a box, a single piece of fabric is folded into a garment. Modular origami shawls assembled from laser-cut parallelograms, resembling folded Sonobe modules, provide a maximal counterpoint to an otherwise minimal collection.

THE SONOBE MODULE IS ONE OF MANY UNITS USED TO BUILD MODULAR ORIGAMI. THE POPULARITY OF SONOBE MODULAR ORIGAMI MODELS DERIVES FROM THE SIMPLICITY OF FOLDING THE MODULES, THE STURDY ASSEMBLY, AND THE FLEXIBILITY OF THE SYSTEM. THE EARLIEST APPEARANCE OF A SONOBE MODULE WAS IN A CUBE ATTRIBUTED TO MITSUNOBU SONOBE IN A SOSAKU ORIGAMI GROUP BOOK PUBLISHED IN 1968. DESPITE THE MODULE'S IMPORTANCE AND CONTINUED POPULARITY, ITS DESIGNER REMAINS UNCERTAIN.