Today I'm excited to share gorgeous lighted paper lantern centerpieces that Allison Patrick of Zipper 8 Lighting was commissioned to make for the Sing for Hope 2012 Benefit Gala.
The fundraising event took place last month at Guastavino's in New York City. Sing for Hope is a non-profit organization that makes the arts accessible to all. They connect professional artists with underserved communities by organizing volunteer performances.
Gala coordinaters asked Allison to design table decor after noticing the artichoke pendant lanterns in her Etsy shop.
Speaking of marrying... I can picture these lights at a wedding reception!
Allie opened her shop just two years ago; its success led her to ask talented Elizabeth Van Buren, The Occasionist, to collaborate. The shop remains open, but now there is also a lovely Zipper 8 Lighting website.
You might recall other paper lighting Allison has created.... for example, the faceted lamp and starburst pendant. Her newest design, a spiky pendant lamp, is composed of overlapping pieces of folded white paper.... such an eye-catching idea from simple materials.
Allie shares tips on making the artichoke pendant lamp on her blog, The 3Rs.
Photos of the Sing for Hope 2012 Benefit Gala by Allan Zepeda.