When you spend all day making complex design projects, it’s can be nice to just sit back, relax, and go with something a little simpler.
Tired of the over-sophistication of house products, Chilean product designer Lorenzo Vega saw fit to create a house fixture which is just as simple as its function.
Enter the Lámina Lamp – a simply-named, single-fold paper lamp which doesn’t require any prior origami knowledge to make:
Was the GIF above too fast? Here’s the same folding process in still images:
Save for the plug and lightbulb which you can procure from any home store, the entire lamp structure is composed of folded paper. With it, the lamp’s cost becomes much cheaper, unlike store-bought lamps. pendants, and sconces that can set you back hundreds of dollars.
As an added bonus (depending on the material you choose), the paper defuses the light – making it easy on the eyes when turned on. And with paper, there are many types and colors that can be used.
Lorenzo went through a number of shapes and folds before deciding on the final lamp design. Two concentric cones – a large one for the base and a smaller one to contain the bulb – are made when folding the single piece of paper, giving it a simple appearance while managing to illuminate your room.
But the best part about the paper structure is how replaceable it is.
Should you accidentally rip the lamp or get it wet, you can easily procure another using the open-source files Lorenzo was so kind enough to make available on his Behance profile. With them, you can print out Lorenzo’s original Lámina Lamp design or make modifications of your own. Heck, you can even change the material to something sturdier which won’t fly away with a light breeze!
If you want to see more of Lorenzo’s work, you can see his entire portfolio on Behance.