Even the most unique lamps offer limited choices for consumers wishing to customize and participate in the creative process. Thomas Hick changes that by giving more freedom and more options to design enthusiasts.
The Folding Lamp is an origami-inspired, contemporary design lamp which blends a modern aesthetic with the individual creativity of users. The Folding Lamp is created from 0.6mm pre-scored stainless steel which consumers fold along the dotted lines. Each piece is unique because individual owners shape the lamp by playing with the order and angle of each fold. The light shining through the folds and dotted lines makes the Folding Lamp a unique decorative solution in any home.
The Folding Lamp comes in six color combinations to compliment any interior, including matte black and gold or sanded matte white and red chili. The optional Creator’s Kit version allows you to paint with your favorite colors for an even more personal experience. The lamp includes efficient LEDs that can be dimmed and switched on and off with a gentle touch to any side of the lamp.
Thomas Hick’s founders comment: “In the short term, we aim to offer our customers a wider choice of colors, materials, shapes, and sizes. Longer term, we want to create a platform where people can upload their own origami designs, which we would turn into products; it’s a fusion of our lamp design concept with people’s own designs that in turn create something entirely new. This is our definition of art.”
The lamp was originally created by Thomas as a wedding gift for a friend back in 2008. Inspired by the creativity of his kids, in 2015 Thomas teamed up with M4KE.it to improve the original design and launch the Folding Lamp internationally.
Available on Kickstarter
The Folding Lamp will be available to order on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform on September 30. The campaign will run until November 15, 2015. Follow Folding Lamp campaign on www.folding-lamp.com, Kickstarter and stay connected via social networks: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
About the Inventor
After having spent many years in New Zealand, architect Thomas Hick has returned to his Belgian birthplace, where he continues to work as an architect on a varied range of cultural and residential projects.