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Origami-Style Lamp

| Art , Design

Origami, the art of folding paper, is what Belgian architect and inventor Thomas Hick was probably inspired by when designing this minimalist lamp. Originally created as a wedding gift for a friend, after posting pictures of his design online the lamp started popping up on websites all over the world.

Individuals and big companies bent over backwards trying to get Thomas to create more of his utterly unique lighting solution, and he's finally ready give the people what they want.

The design of this user-folded lamp is very simple. Made from a single sheet of metal, the multitude of folding options allows each owner to create something that's personal and one of a kind.

Another really amazing aspect of this lamp is that you can adjust the light by touching any side of it. Coming in six different colors (Matt Black & Gold, Matt White & Gold, Matt White & Copper, Sanded Matt White & Red Chili, Brilliant Black & White Pearl, and Original), there's definitely a version that perfectly complements the hues of your decor. Also, you don’t have to worry about the size of the lamp, as at 36 centimeters (14 in) wide and 25 centimeters (10 in) high it will sit comfortably in almost any space in your home.

The lamp comes with an instruction booklet as well as a piece of cardboard that's the same size as the metal so you can practice the folds before tackling the actual lamp. It's currently only available through a Kickstarter campaign, but we hope it enters the general market in short order!

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