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39 Paper Lantern Designs

From Planted Paper Lanterns to Delicate Origami Illuminators

— November 9, 2015 — Eco
These paper lanterns utilize one of the most commonly used materials to form elegant lighting solutions for modern spaces. The inspiration behind many of these looks are traditional Japanese lighting fixtures that create calm and relaxing moods while sourcing inexpensive materials. Because of the availability of paper and the countless varieties of it, numerous DIY paper lanterns can also be created, giving your home a minimalist and personalized touch.

The Hanji Flora Lamps combine elements of nature with technology by fusing together a planter and lamp. Crafted from lightly spun cotton, these unique lanterns double as plant carriers. Another interesting use of paper are delicate origami illuminators, made from an unlikely source -- rice paper that's shaped like a Bonsai tree. In many ways, paper has proven to be a stylish and sustainable material when it comes to innovative lantern solutions.
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Gigantic Floral Lamps
Gigantic Floral Lamps
'Bloom' is a Giant Outdoor Lamp That Blooms as It Turns On
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Customizable Origami Lamps
Customizable Origami Lamps
This Origami Lamp Lets Users Create Completely Custom Lighting
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Luminous Origami-Inspired Cranes
Luminous Origami-Inspired Cranes
These Illuminated Shipyard Cranes Look Like Paper Cranes
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Ancient Paper Exhibits
Ancient Paper Exhibits
This Washi Exhibit Shows the Many Ways This Japanese Material Can Be Used
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Cellulose Fiber Eco Lamps
Cellulose Fiber Eco Lamps
'FRED' Aims to Be the World's First 100% Sustainable Lamp
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Cute Cupcake Lanterns
Cute Cupcake Lanterns
These DIY Backyard Lights are Made with Frilly Cupcake Wrappers
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Whimsical Paper Latterns
Whimsical Paper Latterns
These Graphic Paper Lamps are Made from a New Non-Woven Material
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Organic Sky Illuminators
Organic Sky Illuminators
Jeremy Wintrebert Cloud Lights are Sculptural and Visually Striking
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Lantern-Like Seating
Lantern-Like Seating
Object O by Song Seung-Yong is Inspired by Korean Paper Lights
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Elephant Parade Lights
Elephant Parade Lights
This Adorable String Lighting is Reminiscent of a Dumbo Musical Number
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Crochet Chandeliers
Crochet Chandeliers
The Custom Chandelier Knit Light by Naomi Paul is a Cozy Fixture
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Crafty Turtle Illuminators
Crafty Turtle Illuminators
The TMNT Paper Lantern Decorations are Perfect for Children's Parties
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Crumbled Cloud-Like Lighting
Crumbled Cloud-Like Lighting
The Proplamp by Margje Teeuwen and Erwin Zwiers is Malleable
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DIY Pyramid Lighting
DIY Pyramid Lighting
The Crafty Love Lanterns Add a Romantic Touch to an Outdoor Wedding
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Tissue-Like Lighting
Tissue-Like Lighting
The Misha Table Lamp by Taeg Nishimoto is Simplistically Sculptural
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Whimsical Orgami Lighting
Whimsical Orgami Lighting
The Orikomi Lamp by blaanc Helps the Adobe for Women Association
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Crafty Coffee Lampshades
Crafty Coffee Lampshades
Designer Makes an Eco Lighting Accessory from Java and Scrap Paper
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Layered Fabric Lanterns
Layered Fabric Lanterns
Vanessa Vivian's 'Axo Light' Series Features Fabric Lantern Decor
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Geometric Pendant Lamps
Geometric Pendant Lamps
LampsLite's Newest Lighting Collection is Origami-Themed
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Eco Origami Lighting
Eco Origami Lighting
The Airy Lamp by Studio 24° is Paper-Made and Inspired by Clouds
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Delicate Origami Illuminators
Delicate Origami Illuminators
A Rice Paper Lighting Series Employs an Unusual Ornamental Material
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Illuminated Abode Lighting
Illuminated Abode Lighting
ThePaperMoonFactory's Paper Mache Light is Shaped Like a Circular Home
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Paper Porcelain Lighting
Paper Porcelain Lighting
Paperlain by Ahsayane Studio Boasts an Organic Aesthetic
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Organic Orb Illuminators
Organic Orb Illuminators
The Rhododendron Chandelier from Anthropologie is Ornate
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Angular Origami Illuminators
Angular Origami Illuminators
The Sculpt Table Lamp from EQ3 is Architecturally Shaped
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Floral Origami Lighting
Floral Origami Lighting
West Elm's Flower Pendant Lamp is Sculpturally Shaped
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Paper-Made Ombre Lamps
Paper-Made Ombre Lamps
Add Some Asian Inspiration to Your Home with a Fade Out Paper Lantern
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Wooden Cage Lighting
Wooden Cage Lighting
Mutiny by Liam Petrie-Allbutt is Inspired by Handmade European Furniture
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Avocado Crate Lighting
Avocado Crate Lighting
The Recycled Pendant Lamps by Kelly Caruso is Full of Rustic Texture
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Sleek Abstract Lighting
Sleek Abstract Lighting
The Glowing KOGI Geometric Lamp Adds Color to Dark Nights
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Crystalline Floor Lighting
Crystalline Floor Lighting
The Luksfera Lamp by TO DO Product Design Has an Organic Form
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Sculptural Origami Illuminators
Sculptural Origami Illuminators
The Zebra Pendant Lamp Collection from Moloform is Geometric
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Planted Paper Lanterns
Planted Paper Lanterns
The Hanji Flora Lamps Combine Nature with Lighting
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DIY Gradient Lighting
DIY Gradient Lighting
The Ombre Pendant Lamp Adds a Pretty Flair to Living Spaces
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Organically Geometric Lighting
Organically Geometric Lighting
This Handmade Geodesic Lampshade from Etsy is Origami-Inspired
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Foldable Avante-Garde Lighting
Foldable Avante-Garde Lighting
The Pop-Up Corner Light Unfolds into a Fully Functional Lamp
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Collapsible Papercraft Lighting
Collapsible Papercraft Lighting
Jiangmei Wu's Origami Light Fixtures Burst with Luminescent Rays
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DIY Paper Cup Lights
DIY Paper Cup Lights
This Totally Love It Garland is Cost-Effective and Chic
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Prismatic Triangle Lamps
Prismatic Triangle Lamps
Etsy's UshkiStudio Shop Boasts Modern Lighting Solutions
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