Maarten Heijltjes and Simon Akkaya run Waarmakers, a design studio in Amsterdam. There most recent work is the R16 which turns the pedestrian cardboard tube into a beautiful light.
“Cardboard tubing is a strangely underrated material. Soft to the touch yet structurally strong. Distinct and outspoken, yet neutral in tone and form, thus fitting in almost any type of interior, industrial or warmer homely. R16 is our homage to this beautiful and versatile material. By applying laser cuts to a cardboard tube, the integrity of form and material is preserved, yet its’ potential is fully applied; It is both packing material and elegant luminary – R16; open, straightforward, efficient… and without waste.”