I’m amazed by the simplicity and expressiveness of this cardboard lamp. The outer form is just a box. Only the inner negative form provides its unique style and transports the idea of a lamp.
By putting different colored foils over the cut-out the lamp fills every room with a sensual atmosphair, as can be seen in the images below. Cardboard, like no other material, invites to further work with it, transfer it, personalize it, use it. That’s why the designers also thought of a Gaudi-style version that’s like a color-me book for grown-up hipsters. Silver and gold cater for upper class customers.
10 points for style and simplicity!
Is it possible to furnish a whole room only with cardboard? Yes, this advertising agency even managed to build 2 story structures in their office loft. What’s even better is, they didn’t use one screw or glue! The cardboards are simply stuck together in a clever way.
Definitely no animals were harmed in the production of this reindeer trophy. The sweet idea for a wall decoration also doubles as a lamp. Hit the jump to see how the shadow brings the rest of the animal alive. Like most cardboard products, Philou le Caribou can be taken apart and fold flat when you need to move.
Update: If you’d rather go on a safari than hunting in the woods, you can do this the cardboard way on cardboardsafari.com.
Designers: Maxime Dubreucq, Vincent Claudepierre, & Benoit Louzaouen