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Making this ethereal paper bird lamp Answered

I wonder if anyone has any suggestions on how to build a lamp that looks something like this (Perch Light by Umut Yamac). This one was made out of archival paper and solid state LEDs. I can't tell whether it's nothing but folded paper or has glued components.



3 years ago

It looks like it may be metal parts for the beak and the feet. If that is the case, the folded corners may be crimped or glued in there to hold everything in place. Glue on anything but the edges of the paper would show up different when the light goes through it. You can light it up with a small LED throwie in the bottom, which also provides weight to balance the paper origami bird on its perch. Good luck.