Shining example: Concrete given a light touch

20 : 02 : 2013 Concrete : Like Paper : Sebastian Amelung

Germany – Designers Miriam Aust and Sebastian Amelung have re-imagined the possibilities of concrete, creating lightweight, paper-like lamps from it.

Like Paper by Miriam Aust and Sebastian Amelung Like Paper by Miriam Aust and Sebastian Amelung
Like Paper by Miriam Aust and Sebastian Amelung Like Paper by Miriam Aust and Sebastian Amelung
Like Paper by Miriam Aust and Sebastian Amelung Like Paper by Miriam Aust and Sebastian Amelung

Their project, Like Paper, is a collection of hanging pendant lamps, made from concrete, yet with the aesthetic of crumpled, crinkled and flexible paper.

The lamps took a year and a half to complete following a series of experiments. Their creators adapted a rotation-moulding method to produce extremely smooth and delicate looking lamps, each weighing just over a pound. With a relatively large thickness, the lamps look heavier than they are.

Brands are continuing to change the way we see surfaces and are pushing the potential of materials. For more, read our Haptic Illusion Inspire.