Redesigned 2D Lamps Continue to Mesmerize with 3D Optical Illusions

laser engraved lampshade

An interesting take on a lantern.  It fools the eye into thinking that the flattened design is actually in three dimensions.

Studio Cheha improved on an earlier iteration of their design. They have made the LED lights brighter and also included a dimmer switch—this enables you to choose your desired lighting experience, from decorative to practical.  Thick sheets of acrylic are laser engraved with intricate lines into lampshade silhouettes. The optical illusion is created once the lights are switched on and illuminate the fine lines, producing a sense of three dimensionality.

Source: Redesigned 2D Lamps Continue to Mesmerize with 3D Optical Illusions – My Modern Met

Laser cut lamp shades

laser cut stitched lampshade

Fifti-fifti is a German company that designs, produces and sells lighting of different types. Their take-off lightis a unique lamp that is made of two pieces of paper that are laser cut with pattern so delicate it’s ideal for lasers.

That pattern can also be enlarged on the fly, changing the way the light passes through the shade. This opens a realm of possibilities with the interplay between light, shadow and pattern.

The paper sheets are fixed to the metal frame of the lamp using magnets. The lamp also comes with an instruction sheet, including patterns, that the user can copy or be inspired by. For those who want finished patterns, fifti-fifti also offers that option.


Cutting edge laser-cut lamps


We love these simple, yet elegant laser cut lamps.  Half lamp / half lampshade, self assembly, customisable, what’s not to like?!

laser cut lamp
Laser cut lamp


laser cut lamp kit components
Laser cut lamp kit
beautiful lazer cut lampshade
Beautiful collection of lazer cut lampshades


From their site:

Classical forms and contemporary techniques combined into really nice lamps. Without losing sight of comfort. Because of our non-directional-light method looking directly at the light source is made ​​almost impossible, creating an attractive show of light and shadow.
The large versions of the CP-series are also available in four shapes and six colors, but there are many more possibilities. So if you want something special, let us know and we can look into it together.