Designed by Rentaro Nishimura, the MAR is a lampshade composed of 20 die-cut identical elements in which users can easily assemble, without any tools or glue, by simply folding ready-cut/scored sheets.
This lampshade was designed with the “single material for single product” concept, which aims to facilitate the recycling process, unlike other products which contain different parts and materials.
The product’s name is MAR, which stands for March. The pattern of the lampshade represents plum blossoms which are one of the most popular flowers for the spring season in Japan. The MAR series consist of a floor lamp and a pendant lamp.
MAR’s assembly instruction
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Rentaro’s choice of material:
“Paper is one of the most common materials around us, and I like when 3D forms revealed from a piece of sheet material by simply folding it. It maybe because of my Japanese background and structural interests from architectural education.”
Rentaro’s current project:
“I am currently planning to design a wedding dress made of tyvek sheets for my friend.”
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