Handheld Paper Torch by Nendo

Japanese design studio Nendo returns with an everyday tool that comes with good design. The item is a handheld paper torch made in collaboration with circuit manufacturer AgIC and lending paper distributor, Takeo. The torch is wrapped in a single sheet of synthetic paper called Yupo, users will need to tightly roll the paper to incrase the intensity of the light. Additionally, the gadget coming with two buttons to turn the LED light on and off.

“After testing various types of paper, we selected Yupo paper by Takeo, which is used in the ballot paper for elections,” said Nendo to Dezeen. “With Yupo paper, ink sits evenly and the smooth surface ensures the ink and paper can be rounded with minimal force, and are less likely to curl. The paper is also hardwearing, water resistant and therefore also suitable for industrial applications.”

The torch can be used in multiple situation : rolled as a desk lamp, mounted as a minimal light fixture, and in any emergency situations. 

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