Lasercut Loveliness: Ian Penney’s Filigree Collection

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We have collaborated with paper artist Ian Penney to create the Filigree collection, an exquisitely dreamy quartet of lasercut Greeting Cards.

The Filigree collection is a dazzling interplay between the delicate and the bold, as the intricate lace-like lasercutting is drenched in punchy block colours that contrast crisply with the background. The resulting silhouette effect is simply sublime, particularly when the cards stand open and shadows add an extra dimension to the designs.

The cards feature matching illustrated panels on the reverse, for writing messages… although we think that handwriting peeking through lasercut looks really rather lovely! Either way, these cards truly do justice to Penney’s striking original artwork. Have a look:

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See Filigree on the Roger la Borde Website

Visit Ian Penney’s Website

The Amazing Visible City exhibition at Edinburgh Printmakers

Species of Space exhibition

Species of Space : The Amazing Visible City

2 - 9 April 2016

Time: 10am - 6pm each day excluding the 3 and 4 of April

Price: Free

Laser cut paper art by Robert Powell

Robert Powell - Species of Space

In partnership with Edinburgh Science Festival, for one week only, exhibiting artist Robert Powell will take up residency in Gallery 2 of Edinburgh Printmakers during opening hours for a durational laser cutting demonstration.

Edinburgh Printmakers’ second gallery space will be converted into a temporary artist’s studio where Robert will work to complete his most recent artwork Species of Space. Throughout this event, the artist will be on-hand to demonstrate and discuss laser-cutting paper techniques, and answer any questions about the exhibition and his practice. Come along for a personal insight into this fantastic machinery and to find out more about the themes presented in the exhibition 'Species of Space'.

Robert will also be giving a talk on 1st April to discuss his inspiration and wider artistic practice.​

mekkit are proud to be supporting the exhibition through laser hire and guidance.

Species of Space exhibition

Robert Powell - Species of Space

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.

via http://www.creativevisualart.com/2014/05/24/laser-cut-lampshades-by-fifti-fifti