Orikomi: Hand-Crafted Pendant Lights That Help Women Build Houses

Posted On Thu, October 9, 2014 By

Posted On Thu, October 9, 2014 By In Green Design, Products

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).

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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.

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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.

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