The ‘Ori Pendant Lamp’ is designed by Swedish designer Lukas Dahlén. Made from metal, Dahlén’s design is influenced strongly by origami. According to him the sheet metal used has many of the same characteristics as paper and before designing the light Dahlén spent a lot of his time working with paper and exploring and experimenting with the Japanese technique until finally creating his own unique folded pattern. In fact, the word ‘ori’ is Japanese for ‘fold’.
The combination of metal and origami is wonderful and I particularly like the use of the bright golden brass on the inside of the lampshade. This use of color is designed to reflect light downwards, and it adds a certain golden quality of the emitted light. Make sure to check out more of Lukas Dahlén’s work on his site.