Even the most basic origami figures prove that a few simple folds can result in an intricate and captivating sculptural design. Expanding upon the concept behind this Japanese art, designers Francesca Rogers and Daniele Gualeni Design Studio have created “Light Form” – a beautiful modular lighting system consisting of wood panels that can be flipped back to expose energy-efficient electroluminescent lights. The system can be easily affixed to any wall, creating a luminous mosaic that balances modern design with with a grand nod to traditional Japanese art.

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A structure of warm and soft light enclosed within dual-toned wood, Light Form allows the user to create a desired lighting pattern by manipulating folding tiles embedded in each modular panel. Encased in rich dark European maple, each module either holds either a light made of electroluminescent film or a bare white surface that increases available light through reflection.

Light-Form has been designed for ILIDE – Italian Light Design and is on display from April 14-19 at the Word Join Center, as part of this year’s Milan Furniture Fair.