OWLpaperlamps

Original DIY papercraft lamps made in Portugal

| Lisbon, Portugal

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Last updated on Dec 1, 2021

/// Shipping ///
Please read below:

Orders are processed in 1 to 5 business days and then shipped. Please keep in mind that all items are made upon order.

Shipping options available:

EUROPEAN UNION
- Standard shipping via regular mail service (estimated shipping time: 4 to 12 business days)
- Shipping upgrade via DHL Express service (estimated shipping time: 1 to 2 business days) - select at checkout

UNITED STATES & REST OF THE WORLD
- Standard shipping via regular mail service (estimated shipping time: 7 to 20 business days)
- Shipping upgrade via DHL Express service (estimated shipping time: 2 to 3 business days) - select at checkout

When selecting DHL Express shipping, please add a note to your order with your phone number.

Please note that all shipping times are estimates and that delays or limitations can happen with postal services around the world for a number of reasons.

For any enquiries, do not hesitate to get in touch.
Thank you for supporting small businesses!

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About OWLpaperlamps

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Video summary: Assembling the Baby Elephant DIY paperlamp kit

Original DIY papercraft lamps made in Portugal

OWL paperlamps is a design brand created in September 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Inspired by the origami art of folding paper figures, we combine modelling with illumination to design original papercraft lamps. Whether your OWL paperlamp is lit or turned off, it will certainly be an eye catcher.

We invite you to join the process and build your own model, as all OWL paperlamps consist of a DIY kit for you to assemble our designs. We prepare the challenge, you accomplish it.

We hope you enjoy our OWL paperlamps as much as we do. If you have any difficulty, you can always contact us and we’ll try to give you our best support.

Ready? Turn on the light!

Hugo & Teresa

Shop members

  • Teresa Almeida

    Owner

    Teresa is envolved throughout the whole conception and production process of OWL paperlamps. She is an architect in Lisbon and spends her time in the studio surrounded by the crowd of paper models that pop up all around her.

  • Hugo Formiga

    Owner

    Hugo is our head designer employing all his 3D modelling skills to give shape to our designs. He works as an architect in Lisbon and dedicates a good amount of time to building our family of OWL paperlamps.

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Last updated on Sep 14, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Why is this a DIY product? What does it mean?

All our paperlamps are DIY (Do It Yourself) papercraft kits, which means that you will build the model yourself. We provide the paper pieces and instructions, so you can join in the making process of the lamp and complete the model yourself.

What does each OWL paperlamp kit contain?

Each OWL paperlamp kit contains a pre-cut paper model, an assembly guide and a practice model.
If you purchase a table lamp kit, it will include a light fixture with an E14 light bulb socket, electrical cord with switch and plug.
If you choose a ceiling lamp kit, it will include a ceiling light fixture with an E27 light bulb socket and 1,0 meter long electrical cable.
If you select a wall lamp kit, it will include a wall bracket light fixture with a longer cord, switch and plug.

Light bulbs are optional. Please note that you should only use LED light bulbs with an adequate fitting: E14 or E27. These are European standards that might not be available in your country (e.g. US, Canada and Japan).

For more information, check each item.

How long will it take to assemble an OWL paperlamp?

You will spend a few hours assembling your paperlamp, so take time to do this in a relaxed way. Consider taking breaks between steps – there’s no need to rush.

Every model requires different assembly durations, depending on the complexity, size or number of pieces. However the assembly principles are the same for all paperlamps.

Have in mind that some people are more experienced with paper craft activities and/or other manual arts and crafts activities. If you like putting things together and building models, this might be the right challenge for you. A good amount of dedication and precision will also ensure you a good result.

We are always happy to give tips and our best support throughout the assembly process, just get in touch!

Which auxiliary tools do I need?

To crease the paper you will need a sharp end that does NOT cut (like the metal tip of a mechanical pencil) and a ruler. You will also need glue to put the model together. We recommend UHU® All Purpose Adhesive glue or other equivalent glue types.

These items are not included in the kit.

Which plug type should I choose?

We currently provide the following different plug types:
- EU plugs (type C) – commonly used in Europe, South America and Asia.
- UK plugs (type G) – mainly used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong.
- EU to US plug adapters (type A) – mainly used in the USA, Canada, Mexico and Japan. Please note that these are plug converters, not actual US plugs.

What type of light bulb should I use?

Only use LED light bulbs and equivalent energy saving bulbs that do not generate heat.
For table lamps use E14 bulbs.
For pendant lamps (ceiling or wall installation) use E27 bulbs.
For the Koala wall lamp use an E14 bulb.

These are European standards that might not be available in your country (e.g. US, Canada, Japan). You can choose to include an adequate light bulb with your order.

We recommend 200 to 400 lumen intensity.
Light bulbs have different colour temperatures, we suggest 3000K (warm white) or 4000K (cool white).

Bulb dimensions:
For pendant Paperlamps and the Barn Owl Paperlamp: max. 4,5cm diameter and max. 8cm long
For all other table Paperlamps and the Koala wall lamp: max. 4,5cm diameter and max. 11cm long

Custom and personalised orders

Custom orders welcome! Contact us and tell us what you want and we'll try to create something unique for you.

Wholesale availability

Please contact us! We'd love to discuss the opportunity!