paper LED torch light by kazuhiro yamanaka
 
paper LED torch light by kazuhiro yamanaka
may 23, 2013

paper LED torch light by kazuhiro yamanaka

‘paper LED torch light’ by kazuhiro yamanakaall images courtesy kazuhiro yamanaka

 

 

made exclusively using a cut-out piece of paper and a battery operated LED, the minimal torch light by japanese designer kazuhiro yamanaka rolls up to create an ample illumination source. when a user gyrates the sheet into a cylindrical form, the slit contained within the parchment extrudes inwards, automatically powering the LED attachment via two thin hidden switches. as soon as the volume becomes flat again, the light shuts off.

 

 

paper LED torch light by kazuhiro yamanaka

made exclusively using a cut-out piece of paper and a battery operated LED, the torch light by kazuhiro yamanaka rolls up to create an ample illumination source

 

 

paper LED torch light by kazuhiro yamanaka

as soon as the volume becomes flat again, the light shuts off

 

 

paper LED torch light by kazuhiro yamanaka

concept sketch

 

 

paper LED torch light by kazuhiro yamanaka

switch operation

  • Bravo!!!

    Louis
  • Agreed – brilliant. Beautiful design. A little slot or cord latch to keep it rolled up would do nicely.

    bruce
  • Brilliant 🙂 But maybe a hook is missing. Some little hook cut in the sheet of paper.

    Ghislain
  • genius!

    george

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