Molecules by Aqua Creations and Ilan Garibi

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Molecules by Aqua Creations

Dezeen in Israel: elaborate origami sculptures diffuse the light from these lamps by Tel Aviv studio Aqua Creations and origami artist Ilan Garibi.

Molecules by Aqua Creations

Single sheets of white paper are pinched into geometric patterns to create the textured shades.

Molecules by Aqua Creations

Each lamp has a smooth mahogany base with a power switch on a projecting branch-like stump.

Molecules by Aqua Creations

These lamps are credited to designers Ofir Zucker and Albi Serfaty, but another designer from Aqua Creations is Ayala Serfaty, whose upholstered furniture resembling lichen-covered stone we featured earlier this month.

Here's a little more text from Aqua Creations:


Molecules Collection
Designed by Ofir Zucker & Albi Serfaty, in collaboration with origami artist Ilan Garibi

It all begins with a blank sheet of paper, folded and sculpted by hand into a tessellation of molecules, based on the traditional Japanese art of Origami.

Molecules by Aqua Creations

A complement and contrast at the same time are the mahogany wood structures that derive their shape from digital CNC carving.

Molecules by Aqua Creations

The modular design of the wooden pieces allows them to be assembled into the different lamps of the collection.

Molecules by Aqua Creations

Paper and wood are merged together, fixing the shade into its shape and place.

Molecules by Aqua Creations

The attention given to each element forms the design.

Molecules by Aqua Creations

Lit by 12 energy saving LEDs, dimmed by digital DALI protocol.

Molecules by Aqua Creations

Operated by touch.

Molecules by Aqua Creations

It all comes together to form a comprehensive, luxurious and elegant lighting collection.

  • http://www.theangrycob.blogspot.com Mirian

    I had fallen in love with the lamps. Do you know what kind of paper is this?
    Thank you, great blog.

  • http://www.justinteriors.net Calligaris

    Love Aqua’s tradition, natural materials and artisanal manufacturing interact with technology with the stunning result of this elegant and luxurious lighting collection.

  • ana

    Here are the instructions! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyX-T4y_INQ
    It's easy, although time consuming.

  • ana

    google this: "origami magic ball" to see how it is done!

  • D B

    How inspiring, a retired israeli army general becomes an origami artist!..and the design world welcomes him with open arms, no questions asked..well done!