Dating back centuries, paper lanterns have featured in Asia amongst the privileged and the poor, where different colours, shapes and sizes connote different meanings. Here Hayon has dispensed with cultural formalities to create a series of lanterns hand crafted with rice paper merging various sizes and shapes together.
With beautiful Black stained oak contrasting so well with the Ivory white rice paper and weighing only 1 kilo each the Formakami is a versatile light fit for any environment.
Materials: Ivory white paper, black stained Oak
Dimensions: Diameter 50 cm x Height 48 cm (4metres black fabric cord)
Jaime Hayon is a Spanish artist and designer who was born in 1974 in Madrid. After his industrial design studies in Madrid and Paris, in 1997 he became part of the Fabrica, founded by Benetton design and communication academy in Italy, where he led the design department until 2003. In 2000, Hayon founded his own studio and dedicated himself entirely from 2003 to his personal projects. Today he is one of the world's most respected designers.