Origami Bijou

Fashioned from a single sheet of silver

Crimson Collective's Coachella Crane

Cindy Ng

It's no secret the crane is one of origami's most beloved symbol. Now, it is also become a symbol for Southern California's Coachella Music and Arts Festival. Displayed at the festival's entrance, this 35,000 pound crane was built on site by the amazing team at Crimson Collective. This birdie is made of modular aluminum tubes, a mesh fabric called Textilene, and measures 45 ft tall with a 150 ft wingspan. The crane's multi-colored LED lighting is powered by two adjacent photovoltaic stations that also serve as benches and canopies. What a beautiful site to see, wish I was there to experience it!