harry allen design: paperwork for hive
harry allen design: paperwork for hive
apr 21, 2012

harry allen design: paperwork for hive

‘paperwork’ by harry allen for hive

new-york-based designer harry allen has created ‘paperwork’ for furniture manufacturer hive under the direction of filipino industrial designer kenneth cobonpue. together, they invented a technique which makes papier-mâché more structurally stable while still allowing light to pass through it. the traditional lamp designs are recreated using the paper mix, creating a contrast between the form and the material from which it is constructed. to pronounce the texture and silhouette,  of both the table lamp and lampara, a graphic outline surrounds the original shape. 

harry allen design: paperwork for hive lampara 

harry allen design: paperwork for hive detail of paper texture  

harry allen design: paperwork for hive view of the lamp when turned on

  • If my name was David Gardener I would be quite annoyed now. Check out his paper pulp light [url=http://www.dezeen.com/2008/08/14/packaging-lamp-by-david-gardener/] here. [/url] It is the first picture on google when you search paper pulp lamp! Shame on Harry Allen Design for copying something they must have known…

    name says:
  • David, yours is much better

    tarf says:
  • its almost amusing how different these lamps are… forgetting about the general shape and construction method, can you please look at the light which is able to pass through this one vs the other one. it’s not a copy… it’s an improvement upon a general idea.

    annie_w says:
  • David,

    I admire your lamp very much; packaging equalling product, etc; and yes I did see it around.

    For the record, the initial work on my lamp was done in 2006, as is evident in this article that appeared in August 2007 in Interior Design Magazine: http://www.harryallendesign.com/news/Papier-mache/1.jpg.

    In addition, my paperwork lamps come from a very different place as my main motivation is casting from real life and the impressions I use come from an urn lamp and barn lantern, and in the end it is paper machiér not pulp.

    So I say, lets just chalk it up to zeitgeist.

    Harry Allen says:
  • I just realized that note was not written by David himself, just someone who would have been annoyed if they were David. In any event, my comments still stand.

    Harry Allen says:

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