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kazuhiro yamanaka’s crinkled paper and recycled polyester lamp fits inside a pizza box

Kazuhiro Yamanaka’s lamp in a pizza box

 

Kazuhiro Yamanaka’s new lamp made out of Japanese paper and recycled polyester compresses to fit inside a pizza box. With a delicate and lightweight form, the lighting fixture is made out of paper and coated with polyester material, each crinkled to create a unique pattern and add strength. Coming packaged in a cardboard pizza box, when opened the lamp gently unfolds to stand freely without support and emit gentle LED light.

kazuhiro yamanaka’s crinkled paper and recycled polyester lamp fits inside a pizza box
all images courtesy of Kazuhiro Yamanaka

 

 

each lamp has a unique crinkled japanese paper surface

 

Kazuhiro Yamanaka’s paper and polyester lamp comes in two size variations, each packaged compactly inside a cardboard pizza box, taking into consideration environmental destruction caused by transportation. As the box is opened, the lamp begins to gently unfold due to the elasticity of the material and the compact packaging. As it is completely propped up by hand, it is able to stand freely without any internal structure. The Japanese designer installs two types of LED bulbs – incandescent and fluorescent – which emit warm and cool light respectively. The transparent fine flame softens and minimizes shadows, and maintains the lamp’s light weight. Through each fixture’s uniquely wrinkled paper surface, the light is gently diffused to form distinct patterns.

kazuhiro yamanaka’s crinkled paper and recycled polyester lamp fits inside a pizza box
every lamp has each unique wrinkles on the surface of the Japanese paper material

lamp in the pizza box
transparent fine flames minimize harsh shadows and keep the lamp lightweight

kazuhiro yamanaka’s crinkled paper and recycled polyester lamp fits inside a pizza box
as the pizza box is opened, the lamp begins to decompresses to stand itself by the elasticity of the material

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Kazuhiro Yamanaka’s new lamp made out of Japanese paper and recycled polyester compresses inside a pizza box

 

 

project info:

 

name: Lamp in the Pizza Box

designer: Kazuhiro Yamanaka

 

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edited by: ravail khan | designboom

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