Vederlicht Hanging Lamp by Daniel Hulsbergen

Based on a childhood love of model glider planes, Daniel Hulsbergen created the Vederlicht (Featherlight) out of the same materials as the planes and using the same technique. Not being able to afford the costly hobby as a kid fueled his fascination with it to this day, so turning it into lighting only seemed natural.

Just like the glider’s wings, the light is constructed out of Balsawood and Oracover (a heat shrink film), making it extremely lightweight. The fixture itself takes shape with geometric framing made out of the wood, kind of like framing on a house. The interior cube structure houses the light behind the opaque film, which causes soft shadows to form through the outer part.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.