Animated Animalia: Pop-Up Books Inspire Playful Wall Lights

Neither object nor light tells the complete story behind (and inside) in each of these pop-up lights, inspired by interactive children’s books. Pulling the switch unfolds additional pieces as well as deploying the light itself.

The surprise comes when you turn them on – each one inspired by an animal (deer, peacock and owl) – and find that the pattern of illumination creates an extension of the physical object.

Israeli designer Chen Bikovski also took inspiration from the folding-paper art of origami, in which it is (again) not the object itself but its deployment that gives it meaning.

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