That’s all you really need to make basically anything with no moving parts – one sheet of metal. It’d better be bendable though at some point or you’ve just got a shoe shelf. The project we’re talking about right here was bendable, now it’s all squared up! Yes indeedy, it’s a lamp! The “Qbik” lamp is a table lamp that was released during the Milan 2010 fair, designed by Enrico Zanolla and Andrea Di FIlippo for Miniforms Spa. It’s just 2mm thick, cut by laser and folded to boxy perfection.
An array of holes are punched in what becomes the top of the lamp, allowing the hot air from the lamp to escape as well as the light not flowing downward. Take your pick of white, yellow, or red.
I would imagine you might need some cork-corners if you’re gonna put this in a room with small childrens. They get cut, clonked, and bashed pretty easily when it comes to cornered edges. Stay safe when you’ve got design so good it hurts!
Designer: Enrico Zanolla and Andrea Di FIlippo for Miniforms Spa