We are smitten with the many paper shades hovering over the community soup kitchen and dining hall designer Ilse Crawford’s re-envisioned in London. We’ve long loved paper shades, pioneered by Isamu Noguchi in the late forties to give soft modern shapes to home interiors as well.

Brigitte Wolfgang Drejer

…Where pendant lamps often feel somewhat oppressive to us, paper shades have a more ethereal feeling.

Brigitte Wolfgang Drejer

We sourced a place to get Noguchi-esque knock-offs that can be hung using a standard pendant cord kit. To our eye several of the genuine, pricey Noguchi Akari Ceiling Lights (that you can buy here) 

…are almost identical to these inexpensive Japanese paper lanterns available from Shoji Decor (which come in many shapes and sizes)…

Mikkel Mortensen

Mikkel Mortensen

 

Check out the full story of the Refettorio Felix Community Kitchen at Remodelista.

 

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