The Interfold Story
Rowland Simmons got his start in parchment as an undergrad at Brigham Young University. After his very first assignment, his teacher allowed him to forgo future projects and focus solely on designing with paper. Years after graduating, Simmons turned from his industrial design job in San Francisco with no more than 6 months' worth of living wages in his pocket.
It was then that he began designing and producing contemporary art and lighting out of single-faced corrugated parchment. Now located in Cowley, Wyoming, Interfold Lighting is family owned and operated by Rowland's son, Todd.
Why We Love Interfold Lighting
Roland Simmons designs and hand-cuts every single piece that leaves the factory, signing each one for authenticity and ensuring their quality. These crinkled works of art glow with warmth and provide a unique presence in both soft contemporary and modern spaces. Their simplicity impresses, and many are offered in a range of soft, subtle shapes and both bright and more natural shade colors.
Fun Facts About Interfold
Simmons created a "Mummy Lamp" in the early stages of Interfold, which was tracked down and distributed by lighting guru, George Kovaks.
Noteworthy Lighting from Interfold
One of the first designs introduced by Interfold, the Lumalight 72 Series Floor Lamp shows off Rowland Simmons' expertise in the art of parchment shade making.