Origami Light

The lampshade of paper folding art

Origami Light is a hand-crafted light shade that present the aesthetics of Japanese paper folding art by light illumination.

Making of light shade


Inspired by the aesthetic beauty of origami, I handcrafted this light shade using paper folding technique. I transformed this common twisted polygon packaging and created a flower-like structure with a diversity of transmittance under illumination. The light shade is based on a dodecahedron shape with each pentagon face made of a piece of waterproof paper.

From 2D to 3D

The decahedron light shade is constituted by 12 pieces of sheets folding into pentagon shape. Each pantagon unit can be made by cutting and folding the template on the right.