Israeli product designer Ariel Zuckerman recently shared an interesting lighting collection with us, inspired by the Japanese art of Origami. According to the project developer, the “Folded” series deals with the physical tension applied on a two dimensional sheet. Using techniques such as folding, stretching and twisting, borrowed from the discipline of paper, and applying them to wooden sheets, led to a novel three dimensional appearance.
The material used to form the lighting is innovative. Veneer covered in an acrylic layer, resulting in a natural wooden appearance but also incorporating the flexible attributes of plastic. The sheets thinness allows the light to pass through it and accentuate the texture. The unusual lighting series includes the following items: table lamp, floor lamp, hanging from the wall and a chandelier, all available for purchase online on Etsy. Stylish and original, the collection is easy to integrate in a variety of contemporary interiors, adding that much needed lighting twist.