Are you fond of folding papers? Well, do you know how to fold the paper into a mobile phone? That may sound like a challenge, but for the record a design by Chengyuan Wei, a master student of Zhejiang University in China has created the so called Origami phone.
It is still sort of interesting to ponder about the passing of the telephonic torch that the shorthand ‘phone’ now typically refers exclusively to mobile phones, and that you have to clarify ‘home phone’ when discussing the landlines of Luddites still clinging to the past.
And speaking of such mobile ubiquity, I want you to check out this origami phone. The phone is a single sheet of foam that folds into a more or less handset shaped configuration. This is perfect for those months when you can’t even afford to pay because communication on this mobile phone is quick and disposable.
It is admitted that millions of traditional telephones are still being made every day but the changes on it is not that much. So, Designer Chengyuan Wei conceived the Origami phone that changes from a flat surface to a tridimensional object suited to the hand.
To some point we may view it as minimal and efficient as it is, but still questions are running in our minds. These questions include what are its features? How do we dial it? How can we make a call? How long can we use it? In other words, this mobile phone totally makes me frantic. “Weird” is my best description for this design.