Proplamp lighting - lamps from a revolutionary material
Since the beginning of her design career, Marge Teeuwen has been fascinated by the beauty of shapes that originate by crumbling paper. It inspired her to design a collection of tailor-made lights. Her encounter with designer Erwin Zwiers, formed a new source of inspiration. Always experimenting with new materials, he came across a multifunctional non woven plastic, which was ideal for designing a light. So independent from one-another, they were working on a similar light-object and instead of competing they decided to join forces.
The result of their collaboration is a unique product. A lamp in the shape of a crumbled piece of paper, made of recyclable nonwoven material. Each lamp is pre-shaped by Margje and Erwin, but the unique features of the material allow the lamp to be reshaped over and over again, by the new owner. Anyone can tailor the shape of a “proplamp” to its wishes.
Despite looking like paper, the recyclable nonwoven material used in Proplamps is a lot more permanent, but yet behaves a lot like paper in the sense that it can be crumpled as much or as little as you want to. You could create new shapes, create outlines in the material, free up some material to make a gate for the light to escape through to illuminate a specific area of your interior. These lamps broadcast a statement, they’re chaotic, infinitely customizable, but organised and permanent. These qualities are very rarely found.