Ahsayane Studio in London is a product and packaging design firm that tries to strike a balance between function and aesthetics. They were founded in 2009 by two product designers from Spain, Marcial Asayane and Miriam Liebana. For the last three years their studio has been experimenting with new design possibilities offered by ceramics.
One of those designs is Paperlain, a collection of pendant lamps made of a blend of paper and porcelain. The studio states that the porcelain is mixed with recycled paper and pigments to create unique textures. This is a slightly different process than designer Hitomi Igarashi, who we reported on about a year ago. Igarashi achieves her papery forms by pouring porcelain slip into origami.
The designers state that the thin layer of material makes each lamp lightweight. The forms are slightly transparent, which creates a different lighting texture when combined with glaze. The inside of the lamps’ diffusers are coated with a reflective surface to maximize the spread of light.
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