One company is taking minimalist design to entirely new levels with the creation of a paper torch -- an electronic piece of paper that folds itself into a lamp.
The functional lighting piece was crafted by Japanese design brand Nendo, a company that's no stranger to experimental and creative design. Because of its flexible form, the light can be used as a torch, pendant or desk lamp. The paper torch works through an electronic circuit board that's been printed onto the paper.
In addition to its technological function, the lamp is an adorable and fascinating product, which offers the user brightness control based on how tightly rolled the paper is. As an added bonus, the torch lamp can shine in both cool and warm tones, serving as a reading or all-purpose light source.
Photo Credits: designboom, nendo.jp
The Paper Torch by Nendo Can Be Rolled into a Lamp
1. Rollable Paper Products - Developing products made of rollable paper such as torches of different capacities and dimensions can cater to diverse uses, promote flexibility and minimize costs and environmental impact.
2. Smart Lighting Devices - Integrating lighting devices with electronic circuit boards enhances the user experience by offering brightness controls, and versatility in changing light tones.
3. Minimalism Design Revolution - Creating more design through minimalist aesthetics promotes innovation by reimagining everyday necessities with simple and sustainable materials.
1. Electronics - Rollable paper devices can offer the electronics industry a differentiated product line, by giving them the ability to produce lightweight, efficient, and eco-friendly torches, lanterns, and lamps.
2. Home Decor - Incorporating minimalism design into home decor accessories such as lamps, and pendants can expand the customer base and promote a change toward sustainable and eco-friendly products.
3. Art and Design - Introducing rollable paper devices to the art and design industry can encourage aspiring designers and artists to create functional items that showcase simple and elegant design, as well as highlight the importance of environmental awareness.