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In the Bagalight line, Liqui Design applies the transformative power of design to an ordinary item to challenge preconceived ideas about the value of design. Inhabitat first spotted these quirky paper bag lamps at the 2014 ICFF show during New York Design Week. Each bag features a cutout of an iconic light fixture, from a candelabrum to an oil lamp. The energy-efficient light bulb casts a warm yellow glow through the translucent, cartoonish cutouts.

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For the cutouts shaped like hanging pendant lamps, the bag is flipped upside and a red electrical cord connects the light to the ceiling. Liqui Designs currently offer eight different styles in the Bagalight line, each with a free downloadable 3D SketchUp model. The bag lamps are of uniform size and measure 31 cm by 23 cm by 12 cm.

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