Tuesday, March 10, 2009

An homage to Tord Boontje

I had a wonderful person ask me to make them a paper chandelier through Etsy a few weeks ago. After playing around with designs and construction ideas, I came up with a two-layered paper lamp.
I used paper, since the lamp will be lighted with CFL bulbs exclusively. I have had it on for several hours and the bulb is still cool enough to hold your finger directly on it, and the paper is barely warm.

What do you guys think? Sorry for the terrible photography. I just snapped a few photos to get the point accross. If I continue to make these (hopefully) I will definitely spend a bit more effort on the staging!

Anyway, there are obvious similarities to Tord Boontje's incredible lamps. Didn't want it to look that similar, but I definitely used my own technique and trademark branches design. Not too many ways to make a paper lamp without doing some sort of conical shape. Hope he won't mind. I've been a HUGE fan of his work for many many years.

What do you guys think?

10 comments:

Sandra Evertson said...

Your work is Amazing! Love the post below of the gazing eye! I would like to add your site to my Creative Places list on my blog if thats ok!

Sandra Evertson

Beth Jaffe thequeenofcups said...

Unfreakinbelievable! It's cool without the light on but when you turn it on, cowabunga dude! It is so awesome. Love my cheesiness? Really it is too much for words! Good luck with the shipping!

Anonymous said...

you have the cutting skill but lack the imagination to go with it

Erin said...

Well, I think you've got plenty of imagination.

The Jen profile you did of your wife is amazing. Absolutely my favorite.

moony soprano said...

How surreal and very beautiful at the same time! I would love to have a lamp as unique as this. And you only used paper? this is really a conversation piece and a functional work of art at the same time.

Fine Life Folk said...

As I am amazed by the aesthetics, I am also worried about its safety feature. How safe is the paper material to not catch fire eventually?

Vanille said...

Oh I love the idea ! Want to have one myself now !
Very inspiring work !

ci-sun said...

Fantastic work, can't believe all made of paper...Very nice with light and no light

Buy Lyrica said...

Fine information, many thanks to the author. It is puzzling to me now, but in general, the usefulness and significance is overwhelming. Very much thanks again and good luck!

AGnes said...

Excellent work, congrats