Oscar Lhermitte is a designer who works towards “Resolving issues with simple eco-friendly solutions.” The Atesko uses a plastic shopping bag stretched over a wire frame to create a similar effect to the Japanese Shoji lantern or Korean Hanji lamp.
Oscar Lhermitte’s process is fairly simple and perhaps reproducible with a little elbow grease and wit.
Instead of using rice paper, it uses plastic bags. An ecological lamp that is personal and different due to the large range of shape and colours plastic bags can have.
Both the Shoji and Hanji styles typically use a paper stretched over a variety of frames ranging in shape and size. The plastic bag could offer the same possibilities (within the limits of its heat resistance). While a brown plastic bag may look drab there are some fairly beautiful (if not harmful and wasteful!) bags to be found out there. Check out the diagram for some design ideas.
Check out the gallery on the next page for more ideas.