Paula Arntzen's inventive chandeliers have been a favorite of ours since we first spotted her recycled Grand Trianon lighting fixture. Now she's wowed us once again with a new series of beautiful bulbous lamp shades that have been made entirely from paper. Her collection, Paula's Paper Processes, was inspired by various sculptural experiments she conducted with colorful strips of paper. By building up layers, Arntzen developed these handmade lighting fixtures that diffuse light and cast an array of interesting shadows.
The series from the Dutch product designer almost resembles a collection of glowing paper waterfalls suspended from the ceiling. Although the material the artist uses this time around is not recycled, the lightweight chandeliers are a stunning use of a low-cost material, and are each handmade and unique.
To see more of these delicate designs take a look at Paula’s site.
Images courtesy of Paula Arntzen