Designed by the Portuguese label blaanc, Orikomi is a line of paper light fixtures that are sure to add a soft elegance to any interior. The shades’ intricate texture and solid structure is formed through a series of symmetrical folding patterns.
Not only will these pendant lights illuminate your kitchen table, but also the lives of others. A portion of the proceeds for every piece sold is given to the Adobe Women Project, an organization co-founded by the design firm’s owners to help women in Mexico build their own houses (with their own two hands).
The paper shades are handcrafted in heavyweight Canson Mi-Teintes paper and can easily be assembled when paired with a simple standard fixture. The shades’ angular structure makes them a visually surprising alternative to the traditional pendant light.
Despite their complex design, these origami-inspired lights are affordable and easy to install. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and can be purchased from blaanc’s Etsy shop.