New Lamps Will Light Up Your Life

It's been more than 50 years since Isamu Noguchi first captured the world's imagination with his Akari lights made from Shoji-paper and in dozens of shapes and sizes. Fast forward to the 21st century: Designers continue to inspire with innovative ideas, but many are also concerned with sourcing reclaimed or reusable materials.

Graypants, the Seattle-based design team, showed some pendant and wall lamps at this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair, held this week in New York. The Jupiter lamps (left) are made from recycled cardboard in a pattern that allows light to peep through and cast beautiful shadows on ceilings and walls.