Origami’s Hunter Collection. Designed by Si Studio.
Abstract Animal Trophies in Industrial Paper
“Following the principles of origami,” Si Studio designed the lamps out of industrial paper, a material that retains the beauty of paper while also being resistant to high temperatures (it is also used in motors, transformers, and generators). In the shape of a rhinoceros, a deer, and a goat, the Origami’s Hunter lamps make a statement about the nature of man in his environment: you can dominate your fellow creatures, or you can see them as objects of beauty. Hanging on the wall, these lamps are white when unlit, presenting the animals as little ghosts. When lit, the lamps emit a golden glow, alive with their animistic souls.
Another piece entitled Migration Lamp is also part of the Origami’s Hunter Collection. Inspired by the migration of birds, this pendant lamp (how could it be anything else?) is made of a polyester paper “that is specially used for motor filters.” Combined with special LED plates, Migration Lamp hangs in the air with the dynamism of a Calder mobile and the gravity-defying spectacle of birds in flight.
About the Designer: Si Studio is a Chilean design group based in Santiago. Founded and headed by Verónica Posada, an industrial and interior designer trained in Chile and Italy, who also worked in New York and Barcelona, Si Studio creates lighting, furniture, accessories, and interiors.