For the first time as a finished product, the paper lamp Claesson Koivisto Rune w101 is on display at the Northern Light Fair 2011. The lamp has already been honoured with multiple awards, including a Swedish Design Award and a Good Design Award.
In Magnus Wästberg's own words: Cooperating with Södra has been most rewarding. It feels meaningful to develop products more efficient than those already on the market, not just in respect of lighting technique, but also in respect of materials and the production process.
According to Per Braconier, Director Corporate Communications for Södra, developing the paper lamp has meant being in contact with completely new markets and companies that are interested in new materials. The cooperation has been extremely enriching for Södra, and it has meant that we have been seen by a wider public.
It took seven years to research the material Durapulp and more time still was spent on the production process.
The entire structure of this high-tech LED task light is made of paper. It is constructed using sandwiched paper sheets of DuraPulp, a fully bio-degradable material made of 100% renewable fibers. For a paper, it is very strong and durable. But the folded geometry of the lamp also makes for rigidity, and is not just for sculptural effect.
The lamp structure is compostable and uses an absolute minimum of material. The custom-designed, state-of-the-art LED solution provides the most electricity-conserving, dimmable, quality light possible. And the directed light itself puts the light where you need it without spill.
Claesson Koivisto Rune sum it up:
- We dare anyone to manufacture a more ecological electric lamp.