Studio Snowpuppe: La Petite GiraffePosted: February 21, 2012
Teaming with architect Michiel Parqui, La Petite Giraffe from the Dutch team at Studio Snowpuppe uses meranti wood and hand-folded chestnut paper to create this origami technique design. Like a nut on a tree, the lampshade’s angular form hangs from the branch-like base, which becomes increasingly more delicate as the linking joins lessen in number. Its hinging elements celebrate its industrial wing nut construction and allow the lamp to adjust into different configurations, either as a desk or floor lamp. The red electrical cord slithers down the base in a carefree manner finding a design-appropriate placement for the utilitarian function. La Petite Giraffe is available in a variety of pale and neutral shades.