Claesson Koivisto Rune are set to unveil a new lamp made almost entirely from paper pulp at this week’s Milan Furniture Fair. Dubbed DuraPulp, the lamp’s material is totally renewable and was conceived as collaboration between the architecture/design firm, lighting company Wästberg, and forestry industry company Södra. The lamp successfully redirects conventional paper-use methods in the lighting industry and develops a product so great that it still meets standard function and design expectations.
About a year ago, Claesson Koivisto Rune and Södra developed the Parupu chilldren’s chair produced out of the same DuraPulp material. The two companies came together once again to merge electricity and light into a fully-integrated paper product.
Wästberg’s philosophy of combining old wisdom and ground-breaking technology helped push the project along. Wästberg acknowledges that the use of paper popularized many “lamp shades” throughout history. This project modernizes the use of paper as a material by using it as structure instead of just as a diffuser. The paper light fixture is designed to take advantage of energy-efficient and long-lasting LED bulbs.