What do you get when you cross an expired Danish patent and a creative foursome with an eye toward sustainability? Loomi. The Loomi Light alters a design from the 1970s that used plastic pieces to create a pendant lamp. The contemporary incarnation, known as Loomi Light, is constructed of high-quality card stock, a material that is completely recyclable.
Loomi Light. Manufactured by Loomi Light.
Paper Lamp Features Quadrilateral Pieces
But what exactly is Loomi Light and how does it work? The visionaries behind the kit lamp summarize it well: “Loomi is a modular, makeable, paintable, recyclable light... made up of interlinking quadrilaterals that easily connect to create wonderful lights of all shapes and sizes.” The standard Loomi product creates a globe shape from 30 pieces, though the kit comes with 33 pieces “just in case.” And while the final lamp looks rather complex, it is relatively simple to build—following the instructions, you should be able to piece together the Loomi in about 20 minutes.
Before (or after, if you prefer a challenge) you finish putting the puzzle together, you can draw or paint on the units (or bejewel or tar and feather the quadrilateral pieces). Loomi Light seeks submissions from users and puts up their creations on their website. If you’re not the creative type, leave well enough alone: Loomi Light looks great in its original white.
Via Apartment Therapy.
About the Manufacturer: Loomi Light is the creation of four artistic friends who stumbled upon an expired Danish patent from the 1970s. Loomi Light became a reality with the help of Kickstarter, the website that helped launch the lighting company: 649 people believed in Loomi “when it was but a crafty little twinkle in our eye.”