Blaanc Monday 09 Dec 2013

Orikomi is a handmade origami lamp which supports the Adobe for Women Association, a charitable scheme helping Mexican women build their own houses with their own hands.  The lamps are produced in Portugal by architectural office blaanc, who are co-founders of the association.

Orikomo's form is simple and elegant in its visual effect, yet complex to create. It is suitable to light a variety of spaces in the home. Also available in the Orikomi collection are packs of 3 tea lights, enabling it to double as a Christmas decoration. 

blaanc is a young design team created in 2008, based in Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro. After winning two international awards, their work is divided between Portugal, Brazil, Mexico and Ghana and includes international conferences, exhibitions and more than seventy publications worldwide, from Brazil to India, USA or Sweden.  One of blaanc's main goals is to work with sustainable building and eco-affordable designs, with a special approach in contributing to better living conditions. In 2011, they co-founded the non-profit humanitarian association Adobe for Women, which is based on three fundamental pillars: Construction, Sustainability and Empowerment. Adobe for Women seeks to build sustainably for those who are in need ensuring the development of construction techniques that are useful in their daily routine as well as becoming a viable source of income.