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Lamp - Design


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (designed)

  • Date:

    2003 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jessica Shaw (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Paper, plastic, electrical wiring

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Habitat

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This light is designed to resemble a chain of flowers, and was created by multidisciplinary artist Jessica Shaw for British high street chain, Habitat where it formed part of their Winter Season 2003-4. Based on the traditional Christmas fairy lights, the folded flowers can be hung as a chain or coiled together to produce a large, single hanging floral light.

The light was initially conceived as a display for a friend's wedding before the artist perceived the design's potential for mass production. It was displayed in the exhibition 'Brilliant: Lights and Lighting', V&A Contemporary Space from 12th February to 25th April 2004.

Physical description

Folded paper sections designed to resemble lily flower petals are affixed with plastic together in a large group and then at two intervals along a translucent twisted fire with a plug fitted to the end of it.

Place of Origin

London (designed)


2003 (designed)


Jessica Shaw (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Paper, plastic, electrical wiring


Height: 20 cm, Width: 30 cm, Depth: 30 cm

Descriptive line

Paper lamp, Lily Light, by Jessica Shaw, London, 2003


Paper; Plastic; Electrical components




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