Lit: 24 Paper-Like Lanterns

Light filtered through paper is soft and gorgeous. It casts a romantic glow over a room. No wonder the Japanese have used paper lanterns for centuries. These 24 modern renditions of the paper lantern, some actual paper, some polymers, all add a sculptural element to a room. How would you light up your life with these?
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  • Dix Heures Dix Holo Mexico Pendant
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    Created by Catherine Grandidier and Edouard Boulmier, Holo `' Mexico' ' is a ceiling light which harmoniously plays with light, colour and transparency. Delicately suspended on a chrome steel structure, red and white coloured paper strips float all around the light source. Gathered behind the translucent screen of the luminary, they let filter a soft and delicate light. A reflective film forms a shining ring on circumference. Very graphic, this ceiling light equips all the interiors with its original presence. Holo is also available in a bicoloured red and white version called ''Macao'' and in a white version called ''Helsinki''. In detail: Type : Pendant. Colour : Multicoloured. Material : APET (polyester) - Chrome steel - Paper. Dimensions : Ø 64 cm x H 30 cm. Characteristics : Max.100W - E27 - Cable lenght max. 2m.
  • Ingo Maurer Zettel'z 5 Chandelier
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    Consisting of love letters written in different languages, Ingo Maurer's Zettel'z 5 encourages the user to interact with the lighting fixture by arranging the sheets of paper to form a chandelier. A blend of art, sculpture, and light, Zettel'z 5 is composed of 80 pieces of Japenese paper - 31 pre-printed with notes and 49 blank sheets for personalization - that, with typical tongue-in-cheek fashion of Maurer, are secured to stainless steel wires with paperclips. The result is a unique paper lighting fixture that emits direct and diffused light depending on the arrangement of paper. The design artfully combines the poetic approach to lighting design that Ingo Maurer is known for. Please note: Because of the interactive nature of this chandelier lighting fixture, returns can not be accepted.
  • Made in design Editions Paper Sphere Large Pendant
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    " Inmark is an India based design led company which was established in 1995 by Mr. Virender Kumar with a vision to manufacture high quality paper products for International markets. The company major product line is to manufacture uniquely designed paper lampshades and string lights. These lights are sold to high end stores in international markets. Inmark uses both modern designers and traditional artisans in designing unique collections of lamps.All paper lampshades are individually hand folded and pasted by skilled artisans. Each product is thoroughly checked for quality at all stages.It took Inmark 2 years of hard work to design and perfect art of manufacturing pleated lampshades. All products fold flat and can easily be converted into three dimensional shape. In order to give easy closure specially developed magnets were developed by the company. The collection now includes many printed shades. Designers at Inmark are continuously working on new shapes and techniques to develop new shapes which will be launched in new exhibitions." In detail: Type : Pendant. Colour : White / black cable. Material : Paper. Dimensions : Ø 43 cm x H 40 cm - Cable : 80 cm. Characteristics : Electrical system included - Black plastic cable included - Bulb not included : 1 x 40W max. E31.
  • Artemide Noto Suspension Lamp
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    Design Michele De Lucchi, 2009. Steel, opal blown glass. Made in Italy by Artemide. The dragon, a symbol of eternity and power in the Chinese tradition, is transformed from paper into glass and light, six movable cylinders form a luminaire with great impact and a strong personality. A suspension mounted lamp, Noto's long and serpentine shape offers a pleasant diffused fluorescent light. Noto features a steel structure with white opal handblown glass diffusers. The lamp mounts to standard electrical junction boxes with additional support cable mounting to rigid ceiling surfaces and is supplied with an optional red external filter. Optional dimming version also available. Michele De Lucchi was born in 1951 in Ferrara and graduated in architecture in Florence. During the period of radical and experimental architecture he was a prominent figure in movements like Cavart, Alchymia and Memphis. De Lucchi has designed lamps and furniture for well known Italian and European companies. The firm's philosophy is rooted in the search for deep interaction between architectural thinking, industrial design and global communication. 68.1" L | 15.2" w | 33.9" h. Requires 2x80W or 2x35W G5/T5 HO or HE bulbs | UL listed.
  • George Nelson Associates Nelson Propeller Pendant Lamp
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    Architect George Nelson, who was Herman Miller’s design director from 1945 to 1972, once said, “Every truly original idea seems to find its most important expression in a chair.” And then he blew the doors off lighting design. While outfitting his office, Nelson discovered a silk-covered Swedish hanging lamp that he coveted but found too expensive. He then recalled seeing a photo in the paper of Liberty ships being mothballed “by having the decks covered with netting and then being sprayed with a self-webbing plastic,” which got him thinking. “And then, Whammo!” Inspiration struck, and by the next night, Nelson had designed his first Bubble Lamp® (1952) by spinning a skeleton of steel wires on a turntable and shooting it with translucent plastic until it was covered in a smooth, washable film. “When you put a light in it, it glowed.” This is the authentic Bubble Lamp, produced in partnership with the George Nelson Foundation. Bulb (not included): LED, CFL or incandescent; E26 base; 150W max. UL Listed. Made in U.S.A.
  • Ingo Maurer The MaMo Nouchies
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    German born artist and light objects designer, Ingo Maurer has been the recipient of many design awards and his work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including the centre Georges Pompidou, the fondation Cartier in paris, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Museum of Modern Art in new york. Considered an outsider with rare artistic style, Ingo Maurer adds provocation and fun to the world of design. Wo-Tum-Bu: Paper, concrete, metal, stainless steel, plastic, glass-fibre shade. Height approx. 190 cm. 230/125 volts, max. 150 watts halogen, E27 socket. Dimmer with slide-control. Not suited for rooms with high humidity. In detail: Type : Floor lamp. Colour : White / Concrete. Material : Paper - Concrete - Metal - Stainless steel - Plastic - Glassfibre shade. Dimensions : Ø 10 cm x H 190 cm. Characteristics : Halogen bulb (included) : 1 x 150W max E27 - Dimmer with side-control - Handmade : rustle and stretching of the diffuser according to a patented process inspired by the Japanese traditional method of transformation of the paper (Nouchies makes reference to master Isamu Noguchi) - Supplied with EU plug : EU to UK plug adapter included.
  • 14" Shibuya Japanese Shoji Lantern
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    A beautifully simple shoji lantern, this is a classic Japanese style lamp with outstanding contemporary design elements. Hand made with a pressed pulp rice paper cylinder lamp shade and honey stained wood collars to reinforce the shape. The subtle, horizontal ring lattices at the top and bottom, and the attractive triple line vertical lattices around the sides, make this one of the most distinctive shoji lantern designs. An outstanding piece of craftsmanship and design, sitting on your bureau, fireplace mantle, shelf unit or foyer cabinet, you'll enjoy it every time you see it, day or night. The great benefit of Japanese and Chinese style paper lanterns is the beauty of the diffused light they radiate. As one of these lanterns lights up your evening, you might marvel at how inexpensive and affordable it was, and you might wonder why you didn't order a matching pair. Simple, classic, cylinder design paper lantern. Honey stained wood collars, ring and triple line lattices. Combines both classic and contemporary design elements. Uses UL approved, US size bulb socket, wheel switch, and power cord. Uses a 40 Watt medium bulb.
  • Belux One by One Floor lamp
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    ONE BY ONE owes its special character to complementary materials. High-grade steel and fluorescent lamp contrast with the organic flexibility of the various layers. The result is light in endless variations. Much attention was paid to the material used for the layers. It is made from a polyester membrane which is rendered almost completely tear-free, durable and flame resistant by means of various refinement processes. ONE BY ONE is therefore easy to clean and compared to traditional paper lights, has an extremely long life span. ONE BY ONE can be steplessly dimmed and blends into a variety of surroundings. One by One won the red dot award in 2004. In detail: Type : Floor lamp. Colour : White. Material : Polyester membrane - Stainless stell base. Dimensions : 29 cm x 29 cm x H 150 cm. Characteristics : Included bulb : 1 x T26 36W 827 - Dimmer - Fireproof - Supplied with EU plug : EU to UK plug adapter included.
  • 13" Shinjuku Japanese Shoji Lantern - Black
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    This round rice paper lantern includes elements of old and new Japanese design. The body of the lamp is crafted from lacquered wood, and the shade is fiber reinforced pressed pulp rice paper. Like all rice paper lanterns, they cast a beautiful, soft, warm, indirect light, which, some people feel, tends to make everything in the room look better. Rice paper lanterns came into use in Japan when paper was first produced there. They have been popular ever since. Of course now they're electric, not candles, and have distinctive modern design elements, like the decorative lattice rings and the convenient arched cross piece on the top collar. Traditional "Black" Classic round shoji lantern with modern ring design. Lacquered wood base, shade collar and decorative rings. Fiber reinforced Japanese rice paper lampshade. US Standard size UL approved power cord, bulb socket, and switch. Uses a 40 Watt medium bulb.
  • Lzf Lamps Farolillo Thin Suspension Light
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    Design by Bang Design. By LZF. Farolillo was designed by Australian studio Bang Design's Brian Marshall and David Granger. Its stylish shade helps recover those delightful moments as children, when we used to decorate trees with paper lanterns for a party. The Thin Farolillo Lamps, specifically designed for LZF, have two pieces: an inner white cylinder shade and an outer shade in die-cut wood. This smart design allows the object to be expanded or compressed to readily adapt to different environments. Supplied ceiling canopy in brushed nickel and 6 foot of clear power cord and aircraft cable. Select from 8 color options.
  • Dix Heures Dix Holo Macao Pendant
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    Created by Catherine Grandidier and Edouard Boulmier, Holo `' Macao' ' is a ceiling light which harmoniously plays with light, colour and transparency. Delicately suspended on a chrome steel structure, red and white coloured paper strips float all around the light source. Gathered behind the translucent screen of the luminary, they let filter a soft and delicate light. A reflective film forms a shining ring on circumference. Very graphic, this ceiling light equips all the interiors with its original presence. Holo is also available in a multicoloured version called ''Mexico'' and in a white version called ''Helsinki''. In detail: Type : Pendant. Colour : Red. Material : APET (polyester) - Chrome steel - Paper. Dimensions : Ø 64 cm x H 30 cm. Characteristics : Max.100W - E27 - Cable lenght max. 2m.
  • Made in design Editions Paper Closed Bell Pendant
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    Inmark is an India based design led company which was established in 1995 by Mr. Virender Kumar with a vision to manufacture high quality paper products for International markets. The company's major product line is to manufacture uniquely designed paper lampshades and string lights. These lights are sold to high end stores in international markets. Inmark uses both modern designers and traditional artisans in designing unique collections of lamps.All paper lampshades are individually hand folded and pasted by skilled artisans. Each product is thoroughly checked for quality at all stages.It took Inmark 2 years of hard work to design and perfect art of manufacturing pleated lampshades. All products fold flat and can easily be converted into three dimensional shape. In order to give easy closure specially developed magnets were developed by the company. The collection now includes many printed shades. Designers at Inmark are continuously working on new shapes and techniques to develop new shapes which will be launched in new exhibitions. In detail: Type : Pendant. Colour : White / Black cable. Material : Paper. Dimensions : Ø 36,5 cm x H 47 cm - Cable : 80 cm. Characteristics : Electrical system included - Black plastic cable included - Bulb not included : 1 x 40W max. E32.
  • Blue Q Aunt Fern Table Lamp
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    An eye catching addition to any space that needs a little atmosphere, the Aunt Fern Table Lamp was created from recycled paper by Lourdes Sanchez for Blue Q. Sporting an abstract floral-like design around the circumference of the light, this piece offers a beautiful, soft light that can only be had with the diffusion of a quality paper shade. Height: 20”. Cord length: 8’. Includes shade, legs, and cord kit. Max 40W bulb (not included). Brand: Blue Q. Finish: Matte. Material: 100% Recycled Paper. Color: Blue, White. Diameter: 11.75”.
  • 18" Puggi Shoji Lamp
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    This Puggi Lamp stands out from the crowd with its simple, far Eastern design and charming rice paper shade. Ideal for adding mood lighting or a fine decorative accent, this exotic lamp is sure to make a unique addition to your home. Features a wooden frame with a walnut finish. Authentic bamboo matchstick shade. UL approved, uses a 60 watt medium bulb.
  • Vitra Akari 1AY by Isamu Noguchi
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    In 1951, American/Japanese artist and designer Isamu Noguchi started to design the Akari Light Sculptures, a total of over 100 hand-made Shoji-paper models for table lights, standard lamps or ceiling luminaires. For the name of this lighting series he chose the word 'akari', the Japanese term for brightness and light, and also lightness. "The light of Akari is like the light of the sun filtered through the paper of Shoji. The harshness of electricity is thus transformed through the magic of paper back to the light of our origin - the sun. So that its warmth may continue to fill our rooms at night" (Isamu Noguchi). There are lots of different Akari Light Sculptures in various shapes and sizes, please call us for information on the full range. Dimensions: H43 x W26 x D26cm.
  • Vitra Akari 10A Floor Lamp by Isamu Noguchi
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    In 1951, Isamu Noguchi started to design the Akari Light Sculptures, a total of over 100 hand-made Shoji-paper models for table lights, standard lamps or ceiling luminaires. The Japanese word "akari" means brightness and light, but also lightness. "The light of Akari is like the light of the sun filtered through the paper of shoji. The harshness of electricity is thus transformed through the magic of paper back to the light of our origin – the sun. So that its warmth may continue to fill our rooms at night".(Isamu Noguchi) Materials: Lampshade: shoji paper, partly painted. Individual ends of wood/bambooStructure: bamboo/steel wire Feet: painted steel wire. Dimensions: H1230 x W530 x D530cm.
  • Adesso Dune Floor Lamp
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    Simply Serene Style Complete your retreat with the natural look of the Adesso Dune Floor Lamp. This contemporary lamp combines timeless natural wood with a unique paper shade. It also features a convenient foot step switch for unmatched ease of use. Adesso Dune Floor Lamp: Natural wood base; Natural crinkle paper shade. Satin steel accents. Foot step switch. Requires three 60-watt bulbs. Dimensions: 10 in. x 10 in. square base; 46 in. x 11 in. shade; 58 in. overall height. A Closer Look: Adesso Dune Floor Lamp features a natural wood base, collapsible, natural crinkle paper shade and a base with stainless steel accents.
  • Vitra Akari 14A Floor Lamp by Isamu Noguchi
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    In 1951, Isamu Noguchi started to design the Akari Light Sculptures, a total of over 100 hand-made Shoji-paper models for table lights, standard lamps or ceiling luminaires. The Japanese word "akari" means brightness and light, but also lightness. "The light of Akari is like the light of the sun filtered through the paper of shoji. The harshness of electricity is thus transformed through the magic of paper back to the light of our origin – the sun. So that its warmth may continue to fill our rooms at night". (Isamu Noguchi) Materials: Lampshade: shoji paper, partly painted. Individual ends of wood/bamboo Structure: bamboo/steel wire. Feet: painted steel wire. Dimensions: H1580 x W510 x D510cm.
  • Most Likely Cat DIY Recycled Paper Lampshades Large
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    We think these DIY Paper Animal Lamps add a cool, hip edge to your home, and are great for children's rooms too. The design can be both pendant and standing lampshades. Each lamp comes flat-packed, you cut out, fold and glue the parts together. It can be used as mask, lampshade or something else. measures; folded size: 40cm x 45cm x 40cm. Construction manual included.
  • Tord Boontje Mid Summer Light
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    Designer: Tord Boontje. The MidSummer Light adds a warm and enchanting glow to any room. It has cascading layers of dazzling forest creatures and foliage brightening up your living space. MidSummer Light is constructed from two layers of cut Tyvek, a super-resistant paper material, draped over a conical safety protector. This cone shaped safety protector keeps the lamp and paper separate. The Midsummer Light is tear, temperature and water resistant. Handwashable care. Recipient of Best Gift at the New York Gift Fair and is on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, as well as, the San Francisco Moma. It is surely destined to become a classic. The MidSummer Light, by Artecnica, provides diffused lighting. It utilizes one, 60 Watt, 120 Volt Incandescent lamp (not included). Additionally available is a 15 feet white rubber cord kit with switch and plug or a 15 feet white textile cord kit with swith and plug. Materials: Tyvek. Options/Finishes: Color: white/white. Cord kit (optional): 15 feet white rubber cord kit or 15 feet white textile cord kit. Max Watt - 60 Dimensions: Dia 18", H 30"
  • Most Likely Penguin DIY Recycled Paper Lampshades
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    We think these DIY Paper Animal Lamps add a cool, hip edge to your home, and are great for children's rooms too. This Penguin design is floor standing only but many of the other designs can be both pendant and standing lampshades. Each lamp comes flat-packed, you cut out, fold and glue the parts together. It can be used as mask, lampshade or something else. Measurements: Folded Size: 35cm x 38cm x 48cm. Flat Size: 2x A1 poster in a role. Construction manual included.
  • Serena & Lily Origami Paper Pendants
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    These mid-century-inspired pendants started off as a prop in one of our catalog shoots, but we (and you!) loved them so much, we just had to add them to our collection. Crafted from thick, durable paper, they arrive flat and unfold magically into sculptural shapes held by hidden magnets. Hang your favorite, solo, or combine all three at varied heights to create a dramatic focal point.
  • Ingo Maurer Jimken Pendant Light
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    A member of Ingo Maurer's MaMo Nouchies, and created in collaboration with Dagmar Mombach, the Jimken Pendant Light takes inspiration from from a traditional Japanese technique of paper folding. The use of paper by sculptor Isamu Noguchi was the catalyst for the cross-cultural designs which emerged from the series. No machines are involved: all the operations are performed by hand and up to eight separate treatments are needed. Plain sheets of paper are transformed by folding and pulling the paper, making each piece unique. The end result is an ethereal pendant light fixture that's warm glow makes a striking impact on any interior.
  • Cost Plus World Market Curves Paper Floor Lamp
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    If a subtle lighting solution is what you seek, our Curves Paper Floor Lamp is a great looking and affordable option. Cotton paper is stretched over metal wires to create a curvaceous look that shines softly diffused light on all sides-plus, it's collapsible for easy storage. 16.5"Dia. x 63"H; 3 lbs.

7 comments

lobyy
Wrote two years ago
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sanlebru
Wrote two years ago
Thank you for sharing. Very nice collection !! : ))

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lolakap
Wrote two years ago
Lovely! : )

mercimasada
Wrote two years ago
adore!

janephoto
Wrote two years ago
Fabulous look and collection!!love it!!!!!!

imyasmineyusuf
Wrote two years ago
amaizng collectopn!!

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