This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Geometric Origami Lamps: Folding Light

by Paul Strauss

Many years ago – it seems like a lifetime – I used to be a theatrical lighting designer. Even though I’m not in the business any more, I’m always on the lookout for cool lighting fixtures. While digging through the recesses of Etsy, I came across a unique series of lamps from artist Roger Gano of Golden Heart Illuminations.


My personal favorite is his red and gold Dream Weaver origami table lamp shown here. The fixture has two main components. The globe is handmade from 120 interlocking origami components, constructed from translucent parchment paper held together with shoji paper and Japanese Nori glue. The base of the lamp is constructed from veneered MDF formed into a wavelike shape, and then strung with thread. The spines of the lamp are textured with sand and eight coats of acrylic paint, infused with iridescent mica particles. The finished lamp base is reminiscent of the structural composition of a suspension bridge.


It’s really a spectacular design, and definitely something your friends won’t already have in their homes. The lamp shown here is selling for $365(USD), but Golden Heart Illuminations has many other lamps, including ceiling floor and table lamps ranging in price from $55 all the way up to $825.

Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

More from Awesomer Media...

theawesomer logo
LEGO Ideas: Burj Al Arab 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Old Man Strength Air Jordan XXXI 95octane logo
Review: 2016 GMC Canyon SLE Diesel 2017 Nissan Juke May Lose Some of the Quirk DeLorean Hot Tub Time Machine: Relax to the Future Alfa Romeo May Kill 4C by 2020: NOOOOOOOOOOOO mightymega logo
Marvel Unveils 13-Foot Tall Bronze Captain America Statue Mezco Toyz 2016 SDCC One:12 Collective Sneak Peek Slimer the Hutt Is Simply Perfect Propel Star Wars Battle Quads Quadcopters