Dentelle (3D printed) lampshades by Samuel Bernier

This project started, with a broken IKEA lamp.
When I moved in my new apartment, the last owner had left a Rigolit lamp in the middle of the living room. An object that looks like a fishing rod holding a big paper cloud. The lampshade was ripped from everywhere and Scotch tape was holding it together. This huge volume was always in the way and we kept bumping our heads into it. One day, I had enough and decided to buy a new lampshade to replace the paper one. Everything was either too expensive for me or extremely ugly. Also, the closest IKEA was an hour away… by bus. What does a designer do in such a situation? He makes!

A few hours later, thanks to affordable 3D printing, a unique lampshade was made. I couldn’t stop there, so I designed 2,3… 12 different ones, using always the same shape and changing only the color and the texture.

They take between 4 and 12 hours to print, use absolutely no support material and weight between 50g to 100g.

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Samuel N. Bernier
Industrial designer Paris, France