Originally designed for the ICFF Studio/Bernhardt design competition for ICFF 2012, Vim & Vigor’s ‘Oru’ lighting collection for Fabbian was inspired by the Japanese art of origami.
“In doing so, we wanted to create something truly unique, and not just style another piece of furniture or lighting.” says Vim & Vigor. “We have always had a true connection to the idea and mantra behind origami. There is something quite magical in taking an ordinary flat sheet of paper and forming it into something completely different yet beautiful”.
“The peculiarity of the Oru lamps lies in the fact that the diffusers seem to change their shape while you walk around and observe them.” says Fabbian. “Metal lamps are generally symmetric, but Oru is not. A cutting tool is used to create a particular hole in the lampshade, which is then bent and fixed in its new form. The result is a lampshade which appears to have a typical symmetrical shape when seen from an angle, but when viewed from another, the hole and slim organic shape can be noticed.”
“Oru is in fact available in three-colour painted aluminium, black on the outside and bright red, bright green and teal blue on the inside. There is also a luxury version made completely of precious copper, burnished outside and polished internally.”