Dutch Design Week 2014: Glowing Lanterns by Ontwerpduo
The cream paper lightshades are screen-printed with geometric designs in a special ink that absorbs the light, allowing it to produce an ambient blue glow when the light has been switched off. Just five minutes of being turned on can charge the shade with enough energy to glow for around eight hours, making it an excellent choice for a child's nightlight that is far more sophisticated than many conventional options. (For more on refined design for children, see Children's Homeware Comes of Age.)
Products that play with light for illusionary and ethereal effects provided key inspiration for our S/S 2016 Design Direction, Trace. Look particularly to the Material & Finish section that depicts how light is used as a material. For further inspiration see Colour Spectrum S/S 2015, Play of Light.