A Rice Paper Lighting Series Employs an Unusual Ornamental Material

By: Amelia Roblin - Jan 22, 2015
References: 24d-studio & contemporist
"Rice paper lighting?" you might ask. Indeed, the properties of this versatile material will surprise you. The fine substance is flexible and foldable, plus its creator has taken an extra step to laminate it, rendering it fire-retardant, tear-resistant and tarnish-proof. These light fixtures will always look fresh, crisp and wonderfully white.

24° Studio of Japan has cut elaborate patterns into every piece of paper, making the details of the pendant lamps and the floor lamps quite subtle at all times. These slits do, however, enable fine streams of illumination to escape from the spherical and teardrop Airy lights.

What can't be appreciated in the photos is the ability of this rice paper lighting to be flatpacked. This feature makes assembling and shipping these beautiful products an even lighter load.