|The beautiful Papilion Lightshade from KaiGami.com|
KaiGami is a British company which designs and manufactures functional, aesthetically pleasing, innovative and affordable products for the design-conscious luxury market, whilst exploring premium materials.
One of the things that makes the company different is that 90% of its designs are made using Laser Cutting technology.
Their motto is "The world around you creates you: fill it with beauty” and KaiGami, devised by Guillaume Lyons, draws inspiration from an ancient art form - Origami, invented in the Far East in China in AD 100.
KaiGami follows the principle of origami in the idea that one can create an object from a flat piece of malleable material. KaiGami pieces go beyond the ornamental as each is designed for a specific function and it is important to the company that they support the UK economy by having everything made in Britain.
To create a piece of KaiGami sculptural design a profile, either symmetrical or asymmetrical is cut from a piece of flat malleable material before the final process of creation begins. Once cut the profile is usually bent into shape rather than folded and it is this process that gives each design its curves and volume - quite unlike origami's angular ornaments.
KaiGami lightshades are so unique that they would make an ideal house-warming gift or a present for a design-conscious friend or relative.
KaiGami has kindly given me a Papilion Shade worth £67 to give away.
Inspired by the contours of a butterfly's wings, the shapes created are soft and easy on the eye and evoke the freedom of a butterfly in flight.
The shade is made from Polypropylene, a highly durable material, as are the rivets which hold this light shade together, so it can be easily recycled. The shade is designed to be used with a 60 watt equivalent energy saving lightbulb.
It comes in two sizes: Large Papillion measures: L 50cm x W 50cm x H 30cm Small Papillion measures: L 35cm x W 35cm x H 25cm. The shades come either flat packed or assembled for a small additional charge.
The shade I have to give away comes fully assembled. Entry is via the Rafflecopter below and the usual terms and conditions apply. UK entrants only. The giveaway ends on Friday 1st July at 11:59 pm.
a Rafflecopter giveaway