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.
Until we get our own resources sorted out (it’s coming!), here’s a great run down on how various plastics fare when being laser processed:
Interesting idea, but maybe a little wasteful? Still, better than the “scraps” ending up in the bin.