paper born by optical fibers
LICHTPAPIER is a German manufacture of light sculptures of Anke Neumann, defined by thickness of the paper The momentum of the paper-surface and its flexibility influence shaping and design. Parallel lines of optical fibers seem to carry the paper, as an internal skeleton, they follow the direction of the paper.
Light sculptures as a bridge between tradition and modernity
The basic material for LIGHT PAPER is artisan made, drawn from both European and Asian traditions.
Optical fibers are already integrated into the papermaking process, they are enclosed by paper fibers and thus held in the finished surface. Unique textures arise in a controlled confrontation between the very contrasting materials in various production and drying phases, even dependent on the weather. The paper can be installed moisture repellent and flame retardant according to DIN 4102. The optical fiber technology has been developed in cooperation with Jenoptik.
paper, optical fibers, and interior design
The value of paper lies in Western culture in its practical use, as opposed to Japanese tradition where the paper is seen as more noble and poetic. The artist's challenge is in making the paper appear more fashionable, and to generate enthusiasm for the material. Delicate, transient, imperfect in appearance, paper becomes a place next to concrete, wood, glass or steel. The light enhances this effect without dominating.
LICHTPAPIER is tailored to customers
Paper Light sculptures of LICHTPAPIER can be tailored to the interior project or customers' expectations. Send your project details to Anke Neumann ...