London designer Anthony Dickens has created a snaking, modular lighting system made of bamboo and paper
Named Tekiō, the product was launched at Clerkenwell Design Week with an installation in the windows of the main venue, the Farmiloe Building. The paper is wrapped over thin bamboo ribs then creased to create concertina tubes. These are connected together over a frame with the light source inside to create circles, figures-of-eight, straight lines, chain-linked loops or corkscrew spirals. Dickens was inspired by traditional Japanese ‘chochin’ paper lanterns, which have been in use since the 16th century and can still be seen hanging outside homes and shops in Japan.