Paper Lamp on Display at the Northern Light Fair in Sweden

Claesson Koivisto Rune w101 lamp made of Durapulp.

Feb. 8, 2011 - Swedish pulp producer Sodra said that a paper lamp made from the company's Durapulp material is on display for the first time at the Northern Light Fair 2011 in Stockholm, Sweden.

The Claesson Koivisto Rune w101 lamp has already been honored with multiple awards, including a Swedish Design Award and a Good Design Award, Sodra said.

The Stockholm-based architecture and design firm Claesson Koivisto Rune designed the lamp.

Per Braconier, director corporate communications for Sodra, noted that developing the paper lamp has meant being in contact with completely new markets and companies that are interested in new materials. "The cooperation has been extremely enriching for Sodra, and it has meant that we have been seen by a wider public."

According to Sodra, the entire structure of the high-tech LED task light is made of paper. It is constructed using sandwiched paper sheets of DuraPulp, a fully bio-degradable material made of 100% renewable fibers.

"For a paper, it is very strong and durable. But the folded geometry of the lamp also makes for rigidity, and is not just for sculptural effect," Sodra said.

The lamp structure is compostable and uses an absolute minimum of material, Sodra added.

"The custom-designed, state-of-the-art LED solution provides the most electricity-conserving, dimmable, quality light possible, and the directed light itself puts the light where you need it without spill," the company said.

About DuraPulp

DuraPulp is made from selected pulp from Sodra combined with PLA (Polyactic acid, a renewable biopolymer produced from starch). The two components in combination provide special properties that can be reinforced through hot pressing. DuraPulp is a material with high wet strength, high water resistance, high dimension stability as well as high tensile strength and bending stiffness.

DuraPulp is made from 100 percent renewable fibres and is fully biodegradable.