Recycled furniture, furnishings or fixtures do not have to show themselves to be scrappy or trashy in their origins. Some eco-friendly reused materials can be appropriated to create amazingly delicate and elegant designs, as is the case with these phenomenal paper lamps by interior, product and fashion designer Yu Jordy Fu.
Various scenes are played out in her works, some are create and realistic while others are abstract and playful. Some are small, manageable and something someone could imagine in their own home while others border on installation art – gigantic, unwieldy and somewhat intimidating.
Each piece is an exquisitely crafted paper cut sculpture full of details waiting to be discovered upon closer inspection. Yu Jordy Fu has also worked with other materials to create her unique lighting fixtures, like reclaimed electrical wiring. Each of her creations subverts a common material in an unexpected way for results that simply can’t be replicated by any other artist.
“Most people think artists only produce works that go into someone’s home or a gallery, while architects build boxes,” says Jordy in an interview with Singapore’s In Design Live. “I aspire to build beautiful things that can engage emotions, like artworks do.”
“Jordy had her first solo exhibition at Beijing Capital Museum at the age of six, and published her first book at seven years old; Jordy has exhibited her artworks at Venice Biennial, London Fashion Week, Hong Kong Arts Center, Arts Center Seoul and Hamburg Art Week. She has also received commissions from Selfridges in London, London Southbank Center, London Design Museum, Bloomberg, various private clients and more recently from the luxury brand Hermes Paris. Jordy spoke at TEDx events in Shanghai, Nanjing, Tokyo, which lead to being selected to speak at the main TED event in Long Beach, USA in 2013. Jordy’s dream is to make the world a better place through art, design and architecture.”
You can follow Yu Jordy Fu’s work at Saatchi Art.