Ah, the lighting! That important factor in the interior design of any space, key for the room in question to give off exactly the sensations we want to convey...
We already know that natural light is the best of all to fill an interior with life. However, when we cannot count on it, either because our space is indoors or because it is at night, we have to use artificial lighting to take advantage of any environment.
There are many ways to illuminate a space with artificial light, but in this case we want to focus on paper lamps, whose qualities make an interior feel serene, peaceful and very pleasant.
Surely more than one who has released a new house in recent years still continues, in addition to no curtains, with the bulb hanging from the ceiling, waiting to finish "dress" with a lamp. If this is your case, you may be interested in the proposals you will see below. So let's go there with the paper lamps in their many versions!
If you follow owr blog since its beginnings, you probably already know the master Isamu Noguchi, who we talked about a few articles ago.
It was he who created the famous collection of lamps called Akari Light Sculptures (the Japanese term "Akari" means light and light).
It was on a trip to the Japanese city of Gifu that inspired the designer. The paper umbrellas and lanterns that would serve as a reference for his lamps are typical of the city.
Noguchi said that, thanks to the magic of paper, the coldness of electric light is transformed into sunlight, thus filling our rooms with warmth at night. For our part, we could not agree more with this statement.
Noguchi designed more than 100 models including table, floor and ceiling lamps. These paper lamps ranged in size from 24 to 290cm.
Noguchi was the first, but, over the years, other designers have created many other models using the same material. With a different vision, they have been able to give a new twist to this material, always maintaining its warmth.
The new designs are perceived as clearer and more "futuristic", they use whiter paper and their shapes seem almost like origami. Although we should not forget those more traditional models that also use paper instead of textile.
There are also cardboard lamps, whose effect is different, as they are more opaque. However, it is still a curious and different design, which is worth considering for decorating a space.
For your inspiration, we leave you with several examples of paper lamps ranging from sconces, hanging lamps, table lamps and floor lamps. Do you dare to put one?