A contemporary lighting fixture made from folded pieces of high-density felt.

All images © Impact Acoustic and atelier oï

In our era of multi-functionality, our phones are cameras and flashlights, desks fold into wall art, and now, lighting features can also dampen noise. “Oloïd,” a new luminaire conceived by Swiss design studio atelier oï for Impact Acoustic, assembles high-performance, sound-absorbing felt panels into a sleek, contemporary fixture. Made from recycled plastic bottles, it has the added glow of sustainability.

Impact Acoustic transforms the waste material into rigid panels of dense felt, so atelier oï had to work with its board-like stiffness. The team devised an intricate series of scores and folds in an undulating shape that can be cut in different sizes and interlocked to create the shell of the piece.

“Oloïd” is available in 32 colors, and you can learn more on the Impact Acoustic website. (via Design Milk)

 

Two images side-by-side, both showing the process of folding paper and felt to make sound-absorbing lighting fixtures.

A piece of cut and scored felt laid out of a surface.   Three men stand below a large contemporary chandelier made from sound-absorbing felt.

Paper shapes are organized on a table, some folded and some lined up with notes on them.

Paper shapes are folded by two hands on a wooden work surface.

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