Nissan is celebrating the 5th birthday of the popular Juke crossover in unique fashion by unveiling a full-scale Juke replica made entirely from Origami.

The car was created by British artist Owen Gildersleeve and is made up of 2000 folded pieces of paper. Incredibly, it took the designer 200 hours to construct and features all the key design elements of the Juke including its interestingly-shaped headlights and taillights as well as the sleek looking front grille.

Nissan says that the bold styling of the Juke is one of the key factor’s in its success so it’s little surprise why the Japanese marque decided to celebrate its birthday in very special fashion.

Discussing his eye-catching creation, Own 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.”

Design manager at Nissan’s design centre for Europe Darryl Scriven said “The first step of any car design involves putting pencil to paper. From that simple start, it’s a complex journey to production involving hundreds of skilled people, thousands of man-hours and millions in investment. So we think it’s very apt that on its fifth birthday, we celebrate the Nissan Juke with a tribute that harks back to that simple, but bold, first step, all carried out with Nissan’s signature innovation and excitement of course.”

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