A task lamp made of paper doesn't sound safe, let alone feasible. Fortunately, the material name DuraPulp inspires more confidence. A mix of paper pulp and starch polymer, DuraPulp is made from 100 percent renewable fibres and is fully biodegradable - and the lamp in question is built from sandwiched paper sheets of this material. Named W101, it was unveiled at Milan Design Week last week.
W101. Designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune in collaboration with Södra for Wästberg.
"The lamp structure is compostable and uses an absolute minimum of material. The custom-designed, state-of-the-art LED solution provides the most electricity conserving, quality light possible. And the directed light itself puts the light where you need it without spill. We dare anyone to manufacture a more ecological electric lamp.” explains Claesson Koivisto Rune, the Swedish multi-disciplinary design firm behind this project.
W101 is a high-tech dimmable LED task light, with warm white LEDs, asymmetric reflectors and an asymmetric diffuser designed for Swedish lighting company Wästberg. Despite being made of paper, it's both strong and durable - and its folded geometry makes for a rigid form.
W101 was developed by Wästberg in close collaboration with Swedish forestry industry company Södra and Swedish architects and designers Claesson Koivisto Rune.