Proplamp

Since the beginning of her design career, Margje Teeuwen has been fascinated by the beauty of shapes that originate by crumbling paper. It inspired her to design a collection of tailor-made lights. Her encounter with designer Erwin Zwiers, formed a new source of inspiration. Always experimenting with new materials, he came across a multifunctional non woven plastic, which was ideal for designing a light. So independent from one-another, they were working on a similar light-object and instead of competing they decided to join forces. The result of their collaboration is a unique product. A lamp in the shape of a crumbled piece of paper, made of recyclable nonwoven material. Each lamp is pre-shaped by Margje and Erwin, but the unique features of the material allow the lamp to be reshaped over and over again, by the new owner. Anyone can tailor the shape of a “proplamp” to its wishes.

“When you crumple up a piece of paper, you’ll create a shape so complex that it has defeated the most sophisticated computers”
scientist Narayanan Menon