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Dome+: Lightweight Lamps Crafted from Paper and Cement

Dome +: A Lightweight Lamps Crafted from Paper and Cement by Rita Koralevis

Cool urban features and raw organic elements are brought together in the design of the Dome+ lamp through a play on textures and contrasting yet complementing materials. The lamps are designed by Paper Up! founder Rita Koralevics, an artist and designer who creates handmade paper objects using recycled materials. The Budapest-based designer has a passion for eco-friendly handcrafted products and modern design, and the Dome+ lamp exemplifies this perfectly. Shaped like a dome, the lamp is made from cement and paper, a combination that ensures it is both lightweight and tough. The heavily textured surface boasts a line pattern and is complemented by a smooth bamboo strap which can be used to tilt the concrete section to direct the light, making it a perfect fit to your own interior. A textile covered gray cord connects the concrete and wood elements, while metal bolts and nuts add an industrial accent to the design. Ultimately, Dome + is designed to add a creative accent to living spaces or commercial settings but it also offers a playful take on eco-friendly lighting. Photography by Ákos Sarkadi-Tóth.

Folding Paper EcoHelmet Wins James Dyson Design Award

Folding Paper EcoHelmet Wins James Dyson Design Award

When it comes to life-saving protective gear, “collapsible” doesn’t seem like a word you’d want to hear, but this folding bike helmet just won this year’s James Dyson Design Award for its unique design and unusual strength. In particular, the helmet has a unique expanding honeycomb configuration comprised of thick paper to protect the head from impact. The EcoHelmet designed by industrial designer Isis Shiffer makes it easy for a commuter to carry a bike helmet anywhere they go, particularly when traveling in urban centers and making use of rented bikes. Shiffer has created a low-cost helmet to address difficult and expensive need to buy or rent a helmet while traveling overseas, where bike rentals are common but helmets are a completely different story.

Origami Bench by blackLAB Architects

Origami Bench by blackLAB Architects

The Origami Bench, designed by blackLAB architects inc., is clever seating that was created as part of a special exhibition at the 2014 Interior Design Show in Toronto. The design itself is fabricated from geometric-shaped panels of white laminate covered, baltic birch plywood that are connected with piano hinges. The origami inspired planes each fold together and lay firm against the tubular steel legs they rest upon, giving the look of folded paper. Check out more of our Notsostrictly posts inspired by paper.

The Cube Calendar By Philip Stroomberg

The Cube Calendar By Philip Stroomberg Met Box

Looking for a different kind of calendar to add to your collection, why not check out The Cube Calendar, a unique item for your desk, which adds an innovative twist to the concept of tear-off calendar. This piece, created by Amsterdam-based graphic designer Philip Stroomberg, isn't like the ordinary calendar hanging from your wall, but a compact object that subtly changes shape in your hands.

Lumio: The Folding Book Lamp

Lumio The Folding Book Lamp

I was wondering around New York City yesterday and walked pass the MoMA Design Store on Spring Street and decided to drop in since it has been a while. Of course the first item I see when I walk in is this beautiful lamp that is shaped like a book with its pages in an accordion-like fashion. Lo and behold, I was staring at a new edition to the store, Lumio, The Book Lamp. Be sure to check out the video below to see all the different ways you can use your Lumio.

Top 20 Best Paper Art Works Of 2013

20 Best Paper Art Works Of 2013

Today on this New Year's Eve I would like to give you the first installment of many to come, the 20 Best Paper Art Works of 2013. What a wonderful way to bring in the New Year than by reflecting on some of the astounding projects that I have had the pleasure of featuring on Strictlypaper. Below are the most appreciated posts of 2013 in such categories as Animation, Fashion, Product Design, Installations, Quilled Art, Book Art, Cardboard Works, and last but definitely not least Origami.

ORIGAMI: 100% Recyclable Personal Mono Laser Printer

ORIGAMI: 100% Recyclable Personal Mono Laser Printer

Designed by Min-chul Kim, Sang-in Lee and Seung-wook Jeong of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., The Origami is a 100% Recyclable Personal Mono Laser Printer that was designed for the Eco-conscious. Its exterior is made of 100 percent recycled paper. In addition, at the end of the printer’s life, its materials can be recycled to produce more paper for printing.

HiiH Lights – Handmade Paper Lights

HiiH Lights HiiH Lights (pronounced "Hi Hi") is two artists, Lâm Quảng and Kestrel Gates, who work together creating handmade paper lights and raising a family in Portland, OR. They collaborate as both artists and parents and discuss how all aspects of their lives are connected. Director Tristan Stoch recently finished an inspiring short video portrait of HiiH Lights that you shouldn't miss watching.

Black Paper 37 – Chair by Vadim Kibardin

kibardin design - black paper 37 Designer Vadim Kibardin created the low paper armchair "Black Paper 37" out of 37 paper layers and 20 details of gofer cardboard. The armchair is a result of experiments with various materials and exploration of the co-existence of, ‘Chaos and Sequence’.

Polygonal Paper Chair by Christian Fiebig

Polygonal Paper Chair by Christian Fiebig

Christian Fiebig is a german product designer that has created his reinterpretation of the chesterfield deep buttoned armchair by use of a computer program to reconstruct it entirely with polygonal faces. He then made this prototype come to life by rebuilding it with paper which helped him to realize it as a full scale model. He is currently still working on the development of the chair as a functional piece.