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Formakami Paper Pendant JH4

by Jaime Hayon

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The Formakami Paper Pendant Lamp JH4 was designed by Jaime Hayon for Danish design house &Tradition in 2015. In typical Jaime Hayon style, this Paper Lantern challenges conventions. An ultra light pendant lamp made of rice paper, echoing ancient lanterns from Asia - reinvented in a modern aesthetic. Dating back centuries, paper lanterns have existed in Asia for centuries amongst the privileged and the poor, where different colours, shapes and sizes carry different meanings. Here Hayon has dispensed with cultural formalities to create a series of lanterns all in white. Hand crafted out of rice paper, in various sizes and shapes.

“Lamps play such an important role in people’s lives,” explains Hayon, “For some cultures, they chase away the darkness by bringing hope. I’ve tried to keep this emotional angle about light in a lamp that also appears light. By making the bottom part of the lamp open, the idea is to bring even more illumination to people everywhere in the world.” The Paper Lantern series is comprised of three different versions in ivory white rice paper with black stained oak accents, each weighing only 2.2 Lbs, they hang delicately in any indoor setting. Living proof that when East and West meet, the past becomes the present in a poetic expression of both.

&Tradition reworks design icons from past masters and creates tomorrow’s classics in collaboration with contemporary designers, upholding the tenets of craftsmanship to produce furniture, lighting and accessories that meet modern needs for function, comfort and beauty.

Formakami Paper Pendant JH4 by Jaime Hayon for &Tradition
- Contemporary design inspired by Asian Heritage
- Handmade shade in Ivory White Rice Paper, Black Stained Oak, Black Fabric Cord
- Ø 19.7" x H 18.9", Cord length 157.5"
- 2 × E27 Max 60 Watt.
- Compatible with bulbs of the energy classes: A++ - E.
- Bulbs not included.
- Canopy included
- Hardwired, requires installation
- Indoor


2 x 60 Watt, E27
60 W
220-240V - 50Hz
Hardwired (installation required)
2.2 lbs
H 18.9" 19.7" Cord L 157.7"


Jaime Hayon
Jaime Hayon

Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon was born in Madrid in 1974. After studying industrial design in Madrid and Paris he joined Fabrica – the Benetton-funded design and communication academy in Italy- in 1997 where he directed the design department until 2003. Hayon set up his own studio practice in the year 2000 and dedicated himself fully to his personal projects from 2003 onward, today he is one of the most acclaimed creators worldwide. His singular vision was first fully exposed in ‘Mediterranean Digital Baroque’ at London’s David Gill Gallery, followed by many exhibitions and installations set up in major galleries and museums worldwide in venues like the: Vivid Gallery, Mak Vienna, Groninger Museum, Aram Gallery, London’s Design Museum, Mudac Museum, Gallery Thomas in Munich, Walker art center, Centre Pompidou, as well as the Basel Art Fair, to name a few, attracting the attention of prestigious art collectors worldwide. Today his works are in the permanent collections of some of these institutions. Hayon’s esteem and knowledge of artisan skills and his inherent creativity has allowed him to push the boundaries of many mediums and functions, resulting in collections for very diverse clients. His concern for the conservation of craft skills has joined his path with high-end traditional companies concerned with the evolution of their work. Examples of this are his collaborations with Baccarat, Choemon in Japan, Bosa Ceramiche and Lladro.