Inhabitat favorite Yves Béhar has just unveiled a stunning set of pendant lamps made from recycled paper that manage to capture the shimmering effect of crystal chandeliers. His gemstone-shaped Amplify lanterns utilize a tiny crystal to diffract light from an led bulb, creating a beautiful effect.

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For the past 8 years, Milan’s Salone del Mobile design fair has featured the Crystal Palace, described by the company as “Swarovski’s think tank, a platform for creative expression and experimentation with innovation and technology.”

Behar’s contribution to this year’s event is composed mostly of recycled paper, although it does feature an actual crystal on its inside that refracts a hidden LED light onto the paper’s surface. The result: a simple yet intricate design that reveals the creative potential for paper lanterns. The lantern is on display now at the Salone del Mobile.

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