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ORIME was established by Hong Kong product designer and Chairman of Hong Kong Origami Academy Mr. Chan Pak Hei (Kade Chan) in 2005. ORIME means “Folding Creases” in Japanese, the products mainly focused on bringing the origami folding techniques into different industrial product design areas, such as fashion, houseware, furniture and medical, changing the function, shape, and size of the product through folding.
The handbags are the latest creation of ORIME in 2019, using origami folding techniques with genuine leather, transforming the handbag from flat to small size, big size or even more folding methods discovered by you. Not only saved the space for storage but also suits your daily changing style and the needs for different occasions!
Designer : Kade Chan
Chan Pak Hei, Kade, Founding Chairman of Hong Kong Origami Academy, who is a professional origami artist and product/graphic designer, graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - School of Design (Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Industrial and Product Design). Born in 1993, he started folding paper in 2005, after he joined the Hong Kong Origami Society at the age of 12. Now Kade Chan has more than 300 original origami designs and over 13 years experience on origami teaching, also organized more than 500 public events/exhibitions and collaborated with many famous brands such as Berluti, L’Eau de Chloé and TOD’s.
The project was under the programme " NEXXT by D Twincities ", NEXXT is a brand that celebrates co-creation efforts of Hong Kong and other cities designers and enterprises. It aims to demonstrate the successful collaborations between the cities reflect the shared culture and values and improve people’s living through design.
In 2008, when Kade Chan was 14 years old, he designed his first origami model - the Fiery Dragon. The diagram has been published in the book Origami Worldwide by John Montroll and Brian K Webb. In addition, instructions for the Fiery Dragon were made into a YouTube video tutorial by Tadashi Mori, which has had over 6,000,000 views.
Kade Chan has received a great deal of recognition for his designs and has been the recipient of many international origami awards and honors. Most notably, in 2012, he received the Éric Joisel Award from Origami Canada. And in 2013, he received the Yoshino Issei Fund from the Japan Origami Academic Society. This is the most prestigious award in the origami community, and he is the first Chinese to receive it. 2015, Kade Chan was invited by the TEDx HKPolyU to be the guest speaker, sharing his creative design thinking process and origami techniques with the public. During 2016 and 2017, Kade Chan was invited to be the special guest of Origami USA Convention 2016 and Korea Origami Convention 2017, it was a great recognition for his designs careers.
In 2019, Kade Chan was invited by the TEDx Victoria Harbour to be the guest speaker, sharing origami art. The same year, he collaborated The Hong Kong Jockey Club, created a new Guinness World Record together, Largest Origami Lesson!