folded origami table lamp by mirco kirsch for belt + sund folded origami table lamp by mirco kirsch for belt + sund
jan 24, 2013

folded origami table lamp by mirco kirsch for belt + sund

‘folded origami table lamp’ by mirco kirsch for belt + sund



conceived from a single sheet of metal by mirco kirsch, ‘the belt + sund table lamp’ is folded into shape by hand, with indentations indicating the pattern design. being pre-assembled, the electrical components and light fixtures are already installed – taking only five minutes to build. aside from the folding pattern, the surface coating is of utmost importance – the tight bends of up to 180 degrees require a very withstanding finish that does not break during the folding process.




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finished lamp



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  • Hi
    I published an article about the beginning of the folding tablelamp. In few days I finish the first folding instruction for the foldinglamp as a paper dummy. Be free to download it and give me a feedback.

    Mirco Kirsch says:
  • Hi
    Now you can download a folding instruction for the table lamp dummy.

    Please give me feedback.

    Mirco Kirsch says:
  • Mirco, your lamp design is amazing and I really appreciate you providing the instructions to make it.
    I am interested in the LED hardware you show as well. I am curious as to where to get something like that or at least what specifications you recommend for the LED hardware. Thank you very much.

    Enrico says:
  • Thank you, please give me feedback about the folding instruction.
    I use a 12V LED with G4. The first prototype have 180lumen but in the next weeks I will get a LED with 230lumen. This will be enough I think.

    Mirco Kirsch says:
  • Hi Kirsch~this lamp is amazing..I am attending art center in pasadena, CA and I am making a candle holder with this folding style~ I love what you made a lot~I was wandering what kind of material did you use for this awesome lamp~
    I am having hard time to find metal sheet which is able to band well but still has some strength. is it strong enough to band it over and over??? Thanks

    Jed Jeong says:

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