ION & ION S | 3d printed lampshades inspired by curved paper folding


06. April 2017, Duisburg, Germany


Designer David Münscher has created two lampion shaped lampshades, that use principles of curved paper folding to create a thin, but rigid light object. Due to the layer structure of the 3d printing process the resulting shade has a paper like structure, that reveals itself fully when lit.


The lampshade design draws its inspiration from a classic lampion shape, hence the name – ION.


During daytime the bright white, curved shape adds a clean, yet homely accent to an interior. When turned on in the evening ION illuminates the space with a warm, soft glow to the sides and a focused spot of light underneath.


ION is available in two sizes and lends itself to be hung as a single lamp or in groups, forming lines or clusters. By the use of a lamp stand the shades can also be turned into a floor or table lamp.


The pendant light is 3d printed on demand in a thin nylon material. The fine layers of the printing process produce a matt finished, paper like structure. When lit the horizontal lines softly shine through and evoke the feeling of a fabric lampshade.


Both, ION and the smaller ION S lampshade are now available via



Technical Specifications:

Material | 3d printed Polyamide
Fitting | E27 Fitting (not included)
Bulb | 10W LED max (not included)


ION Dimensions

Diameter | 285mm
Height | 200mm
Weight | 140g


ION S Dimensions

Diameter | 200mm
Height | 155mm
Weight | 70g



For further information please contact:

David Münscher

phone +49 (0)157 730 37 537


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