As a designer who enjoys "tweaking" everyday objects, Sebastian Jansson has always been intrigued by "the way a plain sheet of paper folds into regular structures" and by paper bags in particular. This lampshade relies on the same "folding principle" to be observed in paper bags. Depending on which angles the user bends, the lamp produces a different atmosphere that can be changed in keeping with the degree of light required and the ambiance you wish to create. The lampshade is hand crafted and made of a thin sheet of steel treated in a manner that gives it character. Available in three colors (black, grey and white) – always with a yellow lining – this well-defined lighting concept makes a strong statement while "creating a warm impression". The sharp contrast between "mellow yellow" interior and clean-cut exterior is a vital aspect of the design, highlighting what Jansson defines as "the tension between the object and its surrounding environment".
Text: Georgina Oliver
Photography: Alfredo Salazar