The Foldability Story
Feverishly folding geometrically precise lanterns from her East London studio, Scottish designer Kyla McCallum began developing Foldability lighting in 2009, adding a fresh spin on traditional origami. A graduate of the Glasgow School of Art with a Master’s in European Design, McCallum began as a freelance designer for other companies, solidifying the foundation for Foldability.Read More
The studio’s portfolio is a culmination of McCallum’s hard work and education, creating a new niche in the lighting industry that rejuvenates the sculptural art. Supported by McCallum’s extensive artistic and product knowledge, the lanterns possess a spatial confidence that is mathematically balanced and graceful.
Why We Love Foldability Lighting
From simple constructions to complicated masses of geometry, McCallum has created a collection of lanterns that are carefully folded and assembled by hand, emitting a comforting light. Using a variety of textiles and parchment, different lighting effects are achieved, exposing a variegated pattern of opacities through the material.
Fun Facts About Foldability
In the short time since Foldability’s founding, McCallum has become a leading authority on origami, already winning prestigious awards for her handcrafted work. This included an exclusive partnership with John Lewis (a large department store in the UK), producing a one-of-a kind product design for a nationwide campaign. Foldability pendants are available in the US through Ameico, which also offers Original BTC, Studio Cheha and more.
Noteworthy Products from Foldability
The Foldability Petra Pendant is a multifaceted blossom created by folding squares of parchment in to a geometric masterpiece. Handcrafted at every stage, the 55 squares transform in to pyramid elements, pieced together in to an abstract composition that glows with light.
Bring a gentle illumination to your interior spaces with the sculptural presence of the Bety Eco Pendant by Arturo Alvarez. A remarkable blend of natural forms and new materials characteristic to the renowned Spanish designer, it uses a simple disc ...
A tangled mass of fibers embraces light in the Arturo Alvarez Caos A Pendant, finding beauty in chaos. Constantly discovering new materials, Alvarez utilizes a pressed recycled cellulose cord with highly durable qualities, staying true to environmentally conscious methods of ...
Thick tresses of cord tangle and enclose the light source in the Arturo Alvarez Caos B Pendant, finding beauty in chaos. Constantly discovering new materials, Alvarez utilizes a pressed recycled cellulose cord with highly durable qualities, staying true to environmentally ...
A delicate balance of beauty and strength. The Fluo Pendant by Arturo Alvarez serves as a dynamic centerpiece or an impressionable complementary piece, featuring an abstract floral design made entirely of galvanized painted steel mesh. The veiled surfaces allow for ...