This spectacular lighting design is structured from crisp folds that bring Japanese origami to mind.
The shade is made from wool fabric treated with a lamination process and supported by an inner structure that holds its shape. The wool has acoustic properties that dampen ambient sound and absorb noise. From its position below the shade, the bulb illuminates the folded patterns in the fabric as it casts light evenly over the space below. The shade can be tilted to one side to deflect light in the opposite direction, creating a simple way to direct light or darken part of the room. Fold is the result of several years experimentation and development, making it a unique hybrid of hand-craftsmanship and fibre innovation. Easy on the eye and soft to the touch, Fold brings the elegance of the Far East to interiors around the world.
Kyla is a multi-disciplinary designer and founder of the Foldability design studio in London. Scottish by origin, Kyla studied at the prestigious Glasgow School of Art with terms abroad in Milan and Cologne. Kyla’s projects include interior design, set design and large-scale retail window displays. In recent years, Kyla has developed a variety of techniques for folding labile materials such as paper and fabric, as well as rigid substrates such as metal and laminate. Most of Kyla’s designs have the appearance of a one-off, but her precision-formed products, such as the spectacular Fold pendant lamp and the Case cushion series she designed for Northern, can be made in multiples. Elegant, playful and spontaneous in equal measures, Kyla’s designs always surprise and delight.