/ co-work: Weronika Pełczyńska, Michał Tokarski
Papa is a collection of minimalistic lamps made from waste paper. The idea to make such lamps was originally born for our participation at the design festival Przetwory, which is focused on converting waste, recycled materials or old furniture into new objects of art and utility. Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to the lamps, we decided to continue our work.
The major aim of this unique collection was to create an unusual combination of organic structure and minimalistic form. The material – waste paper – is fully ecological and mixed with natural glue based on a mere flour. This seemingly simple mixture is modified by adding various ingredients, making the final effect more diverse.
The lamps give the sensation of something massive and heavy, when in fact they are extremely light. This creates an interesting contrast between the first impression and the real material. Each lamp is equipped with a separate board placed on the inside of the lamp made of transparent plastic which makes it possible to combine the lampshade with a cable for the bulb. PAPA lamp can be either hung from the ceiling to illuminate for instance your dinner table or used as a standard lamp to give a cozy light to your bedroom.