With this 'Lily' origami lamp, Tetsuo Takahashi demonstrates how to pull off a minimalist design while avoiding the depersonalizing aesthetics of austerity. Toned-down, sharp designs can be quite appealing, but taken too far they run the risk of becoming severe and clinical.
The Japanese, Paris-based designer created the lamp almost entirely from paper, folding each piece so as to create an elegant bloom of triangles and rhombuses, alternating between green and white.
If there is one word to describe the overarching aesthetic and feel of the lamp it is "light." For instance, it would make a great addition to a similarly toned-down minimalist room. It's leaf-like color-scheme and shape would also go well with house plants.
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