The fresh new design studio Mormels is very proud to present ‘Found Form’ by Enina Waelstham.
“At mormels it is all about our daily experiences within our cluttered environment. We have grown used to being bombarded by images and are able to process and consume these at a very high speed. Mormels tries to use this existing language and re-use, recycle as you like, it as to break you out of your standard viewpoint.”
Dutch native Enina Waelstham (1980) didn’t go through any of the well-known Dutch canals to get to where she is now.
As an autodidact she gained and developed her expertise in design via many different jobs in design company’s worldwide, including Amsterdam, Shanghai, New York and Munich. Now Enina has taken the exciting next step by setting up her studio Mormels design in London, UK.
The growing family of lamps; ‘Found Form’ is the first design to be presented under her own name and company. It is a clear presentation of Mormels’ and Enina Waelstham’s vision for design, for the future of our planet and our homes.
‘Found Form’ investigates reusing the wealth we already have in our world, as the shapes of the lamps come from existing objects in our everyday surroundings. By linking these shapes and taking their combined shape via the traditional technique of papier-mâché a new fascinating object comes to life. The material used to create the lamps over these objects is recycled paper, thus creating a lightweight, eco friendly, biodegradable and unique lamp.
‘Found Form’ is an exciting and ongoing project bound to give people a new view at what is already around us in our overflowing world.
The lamps used inside the paper structure are fluorescent bulbs with a limit on the voltage. The paper itself isn’t in contact with the bulb at any time and is thin enough to allow any excess heat to pass through and out of the lamp.
The design isn’t Ul approved at this point, also as it is not on the market as a mass produces product (jet) it is serving a different purpose then just a new lamp in your room. The project and the design at this stage are still very much on going and developing. And as they are now are offering everyone a new way of looking at our world around us. The lamps come from that world and set back into this environment open up a conversation with everything surrounding it.
How do you plan on limiting voltage to a compact fluorescent lamp? You’ve still got (in the US) 120V power going straight to that bulb out of the socket. Mass produced or not, you still need to conform to UL and other electrical codes, if you don’t need to it’s probably in your best interest to meet those codes. Paper and electric current don’t go together very well regardless of their proximity. I’d suggest continuing your research.
And as they are now are offering everyone a new way of looking at our world around us. The lamps come from that world and set back into this environment open up a conversation with everything surrounding it.
Sorry, you lost me here. A paper lamp is nothing new, and the only conversations it has “sparked” for me, is the one we’re having. Watch out for fires.