Enlightened Paper Mache

Enlightened Paper Mache

Given a chance, many of us would like to glam up our décor with some prêt interior lighting and classy furniture. However the likes of Dana Otto prefer to opt for subtlety and the de-glam route by fashioning a lineup of lamps out of recycled paper and wires. Needless to say the outcome is impressive as you can see with this Growth Series. The unpretentious trio can be placed whichever ways you like to project light on walls, ceilings or even the table. Custom Lighting at its best!

0 Designer: Dana Otto

When France Gives You Champagne, You Make...

When France Gives You Champagne, You Make…

Beauteous industrial designs. Below check out three top amalgamations of the eco-friendly totally-new Veuve Clicquot champagne box. Devour the color of this “Design Box,” first of all. Look at that yellow! Or is it gold? With red accents. Oh then also it’s made of paper. Paper only. Less than 5% coverage with inks, glues, and solvents. And no plastic film. And micro-grooving is used to reduce the amount of paper in the packaging. AND the paper is FSC approved. What’s that mean?

0 Designer: Veuve Clicquot featuring Front Design, Tom Dixon, 5.5 Designers

Small Budget? A New Door Can Work Wonders

Small Budget? A New Door Can Work Wonders

The Iosa Ghini Collection is a collection of artful modern styled doors to liven up even the most boring spaces. The collection spans the gamut with art nouveau, complete with floral motifs, sweeping arches that turn in on itself, and overlapping lines. Not your cup of tea? How about textural surfaces? The Interprets Textrix series screams luxury with its leather finishes and detailed trim. Still not feeling it? How about the Materia line with its carved reliefs, a play between fine oak and cold metal.

0 Designer: Massimo Iosa Ghini

Squishy Lights

Squishy Lights

Medulla in latin means bone marrow or by abstract – the soft inner part of something. The Medulla Lamp sorta takes on that definition as a tripod lamp filled with a fluidic technogel. The legs are flexible enabling multiple configurations. Arrange it with others to form a pattern or use attachments like hooks to hang onto a wall. The illumination comes from two circular LEDs, one diffuses into the technogel, the other is omni-directional. It’s also waterproof so add this to your pool buddy collection.

0 Designers: Matteo Barbaresi, Giovanna Zega, Silvia Fasoli & Marco Bortolozzo

Sittin' on a Pole with Cold Cathode

Sittin’ on a Pole with Cold Cathode

This thang is called the “Plof.” It’s a self-bearing structure (a sort of relaxed pole snake) with a 30mm diameter methacrylate tube containing a cold cathode lamp. The cold cathode light emits no heat, lives for 45,000 hours (aka 10 years,) and does not exceed 1000 Volts. You know what that means: big-time low volt party! Everyone party around the Plof!

0 Designer: Yonoh

Energy Seed: A Yanko Love Story

Energy Seed: A Yanko Love Story

Listen, we all love Sungwoo Park here, don’t deny it. There’s been more than one satisfied reader here on Yanko when it comes to Sungwoo. But this time, the reader took an extra step and became an inspired advocate for action. This reader cum designer, Jerome Demers, took the Sungwoo Energy Seed concept and made it DIY and desktop sized. Don’t you want to play along with the “dead” batteries too?

0 Designer: Jerome Demers

That’s Not A Pretty Picture On The Wall

That’s Not A Pretty Picture On The Wall

That’s an air cleaner, thank you very much! For those who thought that air cleaners need to be these drab objects in the room, take a look at the pleasant NU.AER. Resembling a soothing view, the illuminated surface on it exudes a therapeutic and relaxing environment. If you’re wondering just how “clean” is your room, then just check out the illustrated display and you’ll get the picture. If it’s not what you expected then just change the setting by using the slider.

0 Designer: Jan König

Autobiography Of An LED Lamp

Autobiography Of An LED Lamp

Hi, my name is LED Lamp and my creator is not GOD. He’s an award-winning industrial designer called Mikko Kärkkäinen and he designs stuff for his own company called Tunto. I’m a here because the guys at YD think I look flattering and their readers will appreciate me. They think my pa Mikko should send them some free samples of me, because they want to experience my “gentle touch and no visible switches” design. I doubt my pa will ever send me over there, unless they do a giveaway or something!

0 Designer: Mikko Kärkkäinen for Tunto [ Buy It Here ]

The Light-Reaper Cometh

The Light-Reaper Cometh

Check out this very-strange abstract set of presentation photos for a slightly-odd lamp of epic proportions. Check out how large this object is, then note that it is only a lamp. An armature that resembles a Harry-Potteresque giant-phonograph, with three springy legs below. The lamp-shade creates an “enveloping feeling” for anyone under its singular eye.

0 Designer: Daniel Hedner of Imaginary Office

Folding Lamps

Folding Lamps

Architects have a long history designing great lighting. Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture out of Sweden picks up this line by giving us the Paperfold lamp series. Inspired by the paper patterns Fredrik Kjellgren’s grandmother taught him to make clothes from, the lamps all use a single and simple folded paper form, and then stretch, duplicate, or suspend the fold in various ways to make different lamps.

0 Designers: Fredrik Kjellgren, Daniel Andersson, Joakim Kaminsky, Ola Frödell

Tea Bag Lights Up your Night, Literally

Tea Bag Lights Up your Night, Literally

Surely you caffeine addicts will agree, coffee truly is the sexually oriented drink – It picks you up! It illuminates your world, if I may say so. Designer / Bookmark Maker Wonsik Chae takes this concept to an elegant level by making the drop-in tea bag light up your environment chemically. For those whose eyes are sensitive to brightness in the mornings, I recommend a different cup. For those who love lamp(s), drop it!

0 Designer: Wonsik Chae

Jeeze Frank, that is a Nice Kitchen Hood!

Jeeze Frank, that is a Nice Kitchen Hood!

Robert Brunner of Ammunition Group steps up with a mince-no-words collection of kitchen hoods. You know the kind: big, ugly, yellow. Or at least they’re that way if you’re living in a house whose kitchen hasn’t been updated in the past 10 years. Get minimal! Get something from the “Arc Collection.” The colors and designs range seven main categories, but they’re all 36 inches wide, suck smoke, and shine light.

0 Designer: Robert Brunner of Ammunition Group

That’s Not Jack In The Box

That’s Not Jack In The Box

I have some water and I have some bulbs, hmm…what can I make from this? Oh I know, but then I’ll need some spring and a box too. Done…my craft teacher will be so proud of me!! Wicked as this sounds, “Don’t” by designer Djordje Cukanovic is just this, but a hell lot more creative. It’s (NOT) a Jack-in-the-box that uses light and mesmerizing reflective properties of water along with fake snowflakes and aluminum pieces. Snow globe of the future perhaps?

0 Designer: Djordje Cukanovic