Vasili Lights is an Amsterdam-based design studio co-founded by Vasili Popov and Lidiya Koloyarskaya. Since 2015 these two architects have channeled their creativity into interior design objects. Inspired by the Nordic seaside and the oceans’ many bioluminescent creatures, they create paper craft lampshades in the shape of aquatic animals. Vasili Lights’ designs are known as “low poly”, an increasingly popular style that originated in old video games and is highly utilized in the architectural design. The lampshades are made of templates with dozens of polygons: shapes with straight lines and angles such as triangles and quadrilaterals. Each lampshade is a little architectural wonder: by simply folding and gluing the polygons together, a sheet of paper turns into a three-dimensional lampshade in no time. Place it over an existing light bulb to transform your dining room, office or the kids’ room. The templates are designed and made in Amsterdam and shipped in an A3 envelope that also includes step-by-step instructions. Because assembly is so easy, you can even put it together with your children! They are handmade from washable paper-eco-friendly and recyclable material called also craft paper fabric. It looks and feel like a paper but it is a tear resistant and strong enough to rival leather, which can stand up to many years of use. The sturdy paper, small-scale production, and flat-pack design make the lampshades a sustainable choice!