one of the paper lamps in nancel duke's 'sadako' collection
all images © nancel duke
the work of french designer nancel duke (antipatic), the 'sadako' paper collection consists of lamps composed exclusively
of paper, created as an experiment in the application of simple materials and production techniques for use in day-to-day objects.
the series uses sturdy paper composed of polyester and cellulose, which is scored, folded, cut, printed, and glued
into the proper forms. different designs are achieved through different paper shapes and folding techniques.
duke notes that new european standards on energy saving have required consumers to switch from incandescent lamps
to CFL bulbs, which have a very low heat output and thus cause no risk of fire even when used in such close proximity
to paper. models are sold both prefolded and flat, to be assembled by the consumer.
unfolding and use
different folding techniques effect differently sized and shaped lamps
lamp on and off
view of lamp lit
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