The Pao collection of lamps is a collaboration between Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa and Danish furniture and homewares brand HAY. Named after the soft, glowing shape of traditional Mongolian Pao tents, Pao draws on Fukasawa’s aesthetic of beautiful simplicity; creating an everyday object that draws on design values existing in the natural world. By keeping the aesthetics modest and simple, Naoto brings the design into harmony with its environment. Both the lamp’s base and shade are constructed from a resistant polycarbonate, with a smooth, high gloss finish.
The lamp’s light source is concealed inside the shade, behind an opal polycarbonate diffuser, providing an efficient diffused downlight, with a warm, homely glow. The compact, battery-operated design enables the lamp to be moved to different rooms around the house, or taken into the garden and other outdoor spaces. The lamp is available in four different colour options.