These magical sea creatures are created by Vasili Lights, an Amsterdam-based design studio co-founded by Vasili Popov and Lidiya Koloyarskaya. Since 2015 these two architects have channeled their creativity into interior design objects. Inspired by the Nordic seaside and the oceans’ many bioluminescent creatures, they create paper craft lampshades in the shape of aquatic animals. Each lamp is a reflection of their architectural background and is designed with an eye for detail. Inspired by the roaring seas and its many bioluminescent creatures, the lampshades come in five variations: the turtle, the dolphin, the fish, the octopus, and the jellyfish. The lamps come in different colors and you can even pick between two different types. The “Lampshade” is made with large cut-outs that show the bulb inside, and the “Lantern” has small perforations that create a soft glow. Assembly is easy, you can even put it together with your children! And the best part: the sturdy paper, small-scale production, and flat-pack design make the lampshades a sustainable choice, so actual marine animals are a little safer from plastic waste. Vasili now offers free world wide shipping (limited offer) so go over to their website and take a look!
Vasili Lights’ designs are known as “low poly”, an increasingly popular style that originated in old video games and is highly utilized in the architectural design. The lampshades are made of templates with dozens of polygons: shapes with straight lines and angles such as triangles and quadrilaterals.
Each lampshade is a little architectural wonder: by simply folding and gluing the polygons together, a sheet of paper turns into a three-dimensional lampshade in no time. Place it over an existing light bulb to transform your dining room, office or the kids’ room.