marat zalyaev reveals INDIE CAT, a paper sculpture that can reach up to 100 meters

marat zalyaev reveals INDIE CAT, a paper sculpture that can reach up to 100 meters

 

meet INDIE cat, a five-meter long ‘pet’ with 36 legs 

 

russian designer marat zalyaev taps into unconventional grounds with his peculiar invention: a five-meter long paper sculpture of a cat that can become an art piece for the home. made up of 18 blocks and 36 legs, the caterpillar-like model called INDIE CAT was first designed as a 3D digital model that took 2 months of work and required 50 A3 sheets to bring to life. 

marat zalyaev reveals INDIE CAT, a paper sculpture that can reach up to 100 meters
all images © marat zalyaev

 

 

make your own super-cat sculpture at home

 

zalyaev converted his design blocks into downloadable PDFs for the curious ones among us to use and build their very own, infinitely long cat. the current 3D model ‘is about 5 meters long. but this is not the limit, you can collect 10 or even 100 meters. it all depends on your desire. you just need to print out the template on a colored paper, cut polygonal parts, fold and glue it together.’  shares the designer.  the DIY PDF template is available here

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the paper sculpture is originally composed of 18 blocks and 36 legs

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marat zalyaev envisioned the papercraft  as an art object to display on a table or high shelf

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the sculpture can reach up to 100 meters with the DYI PDF templates

marat zalyaev reveals INDIE CAT, a paper sculpture that can reach up to 100 meters
cut the edges, fold and glue together – a simple DYI project

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marat zalyaev reveals INDIE CAT, a paper sculpture that can reach up to 100 meters
it took 2 months of work and 50 A3 sheets to bring INDIE CAT to life

 

 

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marat zalyaev reveals INDIE CAT, a paper sculpture that can reach up to 100 meters
 
marat zalyaev reveals INDIE CAT, a paper sculpture that can reach up to 100 meters
 
marat zalyaev reveals INDIE CAT, a paper sculpture that can reach up to 100 meters
 

project info:

 

name: INDIE CAT
designer: marat zalyaev

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

 

edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

 

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