Japanese designers Nendo have adapted a traditional Japanese paper-making technique to create a series of lamps that are smooth at one end and gently wrinkled at the other. Nendo called the collection Semi-Wrinkle Washi, with “washi” being the name for Japanese paper made from plant fibres. “Washi is made by passing fine screens through a bath of plant pulp and water to collect the pulp, then by drying the screens and peeling off the new paper sheets,” said the designers. To create the lamps they collaborated with Taniguchi Aoya Washi, a company in the Tottori Prefecture in western Japan which is famous for creating three-dimensional objects using the same technique. According to the studio, the lamp shades created through this process are so smooth that they “can be confused with white glass or plastic.” The product will be available exclusively from Seibu department stores in Japan.