Monday, November 15, 2010

MooDoo Lighting

Introducing laminated nanopaper lamps from MooDoo, a young design studio in Prague. Simple and spectacular!

Leaf Nano Paper Lamp on iroko wood stand


The designer of the lamps is MgA. Tomas Paul, a well-known artist in the Czech Republic. Peter Skacel and Marek Schwarz are technical developers of the special paper used to create the line of elegant ambient lighting. They work in conjunction with NeoGraph, a Czech security paper mill.

Lady Nano Paper Lamp on wire stand

So just what is nanopaper? I was curious and found this wiseGEEK site that explains it is an extremely durable paper that obtains its strength from trillions of linked cellulose nanofibers. Still a very new technology, scientists are working worldwide to develop uses for this fascinating discovery.

Guard Nano Paper Lamp on wood stand

The line of MooDoo lamps may be expanded in the future to include printed and/or perforated papers.

Bethlehem Praga lamp

This limited edition shade with stand is designed to hold a tea candle. Protective figures surround a cradle, standing under Prague's majestic Gothic arches. So beautiful in its simplicity.


Visit MooDoo's new Etsy shop and view additional lamp designs on the company's website, MooDoo.

By the way, for those of you who were interested in the 3-D modular origami featured last week, Helen of Let's Create has many tutorials on her blog.


Learn to make the swan, and perhaps there's still time to construct the symbol of hospitality, a pineapple, as a lovely way of welcoming your Thanksgiving guests.

10 comments:

SUGANTHI said...

Beautiful lamps Ann !Thanks for the link to the amazing origami pineapple tutorial. The Bethlehem lamp looks great.

Melissa said...

I just saw your quilled marriage certificate over at Oh So Beautiful Paper. I LOVE IT!!!! I love all the nature goodies, right down to the mushrooms and the little mouse. But I must say I am totally smitten with that bluebird and the flower next to it that looks sort of like a gerbera daisy. I am so curious to know how you made those. Will you be posting something here with more details?

Ann Martin said...

Thanks very much Melissa. Yes... stay tuned, later in the week!

Helen said...

Thank you, Ann, for the link.

ana @ i made it so said...

those lights are neat. i think it's another 10-20 years before i work up the courage to have anything that delicate/flammable in the home... i think i need an empty nest for that to happen ;)

off to visit helen, thanks for the link...

Ann said...

Very cool but I have to say that Bethlehem Praga lamp is just beautiful

Cards by Cheryl said...

Very impressive...I was in Prague last year and would have loved to have gone to the Moodoo studio to see these gems in person.

creations said...

How can one learn this art of the nano paper lamp?

bianca said...

yes it looks simple but how can you make it?

Ann Martin said...

creations and bianca, this isn't a do-it-yourself project, at least for a novice paper cutter. There are lots of good books on paper cutting and folding if you're interested in learning the art.

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