Designers Kasia Ozim and Lindsay Richrdson have teamed up to create contemporary ‘Lampo’ lamp that draws inspiration from Japanese age-old origami art. Spherical shape of the lighting fixture is made entirely out of Washi paper, which is imported especially from Japan.
While most lighting fixtures feature static structure, Lampo comes with flexible, flat-packed lampshade that’s easily collapsible and expandable due to its intricate set of paper folds. The lampshade is supported by three wooden legs that can be easily assembled without any additional tools. This means the lamp can be extended/contracted and relocated anywhere you need a soothing ambiance. When not in use, you can simply fold it and store within its tubular packaging.
Lampo offers transitional light that’s suitable to any space – all thanks to its compact shape and size. Marrying traditional origami technique with contemporary design, the lighting fixture comes in two versions: Floor Lampo and Table Lampo. Floor Lampo is ideal for any small or large living area, whereas Table Lampo can sit perfectly on any end table or bedside table.
Currently, designers behind the project are seeking funds through a Kickstarter campaign. A pledge of $100 will secure you the Table Lampo, whereas for Floor Lampo you need to pledge for $160. If the campaign successfully surpasses its initial target, then you can expect the shipment by September 2016.