aust & amelung: like paper concrete lamp collection
aust & amelung: like paper concrete lamp collection aust & amelung: like paper concrete lamp collection
jul 31, 2012

aust & amelung: like paper concrete lamp collection

‘like paper’ by aust & amelung image © designboom

produced in collaboration with DUA, miriam aust and sebastian amelung of german studio aust & amelung have designed ‘like paper’, a slewed concrete lamp series that takes shape from what looks to be folded paper. both its appearance and its 

haptic form interpret the material in a new context, perceived to look malleable and easy to manipulate. following the wrinkles 
of certain patterns, the manufacturing process develops individuality through its various edges, kinks and creases, 

making each object unique.

the lighting products were presented as part of the FORM exhibition at tendence 2012 in frankfurt.

‘like paper’ on show at tendence 2012 image © designboom

image © minu lee

hangover and roof lamp sequence image © minu lee

while some lamps shine downwards by dangling from the ceiling, others lay exhausted on the table, the cabinet or the floor 
and gleam diffused in strange directions. ultimately, the project intends to alter the perception of ubiquitous items by imitating
material properties, where the common sense of dealing with light and rooms become a stage for an illuminating presence.

table lamp expressing surface kinks
image © minu lee

the concrete has been molded to look like folded paper image © minu lee

‘like paper’ ideation

manipulating the concrete forms

material and form experimentation

  • Yo – this is brilliance. I met these cats in Kassel (well Miriam) Germany during Documenta 13 and their work is great, edgy with a clean finish and they manufacture themselves. Keep at it.

    Norm from The Huggeunot House says:
  • love it!

    di says:

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