Designer Samuel Bernier created a range of 3D-printed lampshades which he entitled “Dentelle”. The collection is elegant, creative, and each of its items cost about 5$ to complete. Don’t believe us? Here is the story behind the project from the designer: “When I moved in my new apartment, the last owner had left a Rigolit lamp in the middle of the living room. An object that looks like a fishing rod holding a big paper cloud. The lampshade was ripped from everywhere and Scotch tape was holding it together”.
Samuel tried to find a “decent” lamp design for his home, but as he explains, the models he ran across were either too expensive or too unappealing. So, “a few hours later, thanks to affordable 3D printing, a unique lampshade was made. I couldn’t stop there, so I designed 2,3… 12 different ones, using always the same shape and changing only the color and the texture. They take between 4 and 12 hours to print, use absolutely no support material, weight between 50g and 100g and cost less than 5$ to print”. And they look fantastic, we dare add.