Cardboard is an extremely versatile material, turning up in things like furniture, accessories and even... freaky robotic mannequins. Seattle-based design firm Graypants, featured previously for their recycled cardboard lamps, are at it again with yet another gorgeous collection of cardboard LED lamps.
Made out of precision-cut layers of reused cardboard, the collection was inspired by the awe-inspiring movements of flocks of birds (known as "murmurations"):
Providing more than just illumination, this new collection is an LED system inspired by a breathtaking natural phenomenon: murmurations. The avian spectacle is translated into dynamic installations, with captivating three-dimensional forms. Each LED pendant within the “flock” is harmoniously connected to its neighbors, creating varying compositions from every viewpoint. By composing light in this way, we create a powerful collection that’s poised to tip, always on the verge of instant transformation.
Encased in fluidly flowing forms, the lights take on different patterns, giving them a more vibrant, living presence -- almost like these glowing orbs are really avian spirits in flight.
These dynamic, multi-shaped lights show a bold diversity and distinctiveness apart from the usual round lighting forms we've seen, showing that cardboard doesn't have to be boring or look cheap. More over at Design Milk and Graypants.