Yael Akirav’s 3D-printed Textile Lights

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Industrial designer Yael Akirav has designed a series of lighting fixtures, created using a combination of 3D printing and conductive materials.

Yael 3D prints conductive materials onto textiles, all of which can be unfolded and folded to create a brighter or dimmer light. “When the printed material conducts electricity, the tangent points created by the wisdom of origami folding produce a new opportunity – lighting the fixture by shrinking and stretching the structure,” explains Yael on her website.


The collection, entitled Conductive Origami, is made up of three designs – a table lamp, standing lamp and wall-mounted fixture.

See more of Yael’s work on her website or follow her on Instagram.

(h/t) thisiscolossal.com