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September 8, 2014

Lean to Lights


Happy Monday, everyone! Today we’re thrilled to kick off our Brooklyn Maker Spotlight series with Lean to Lights. These gorgeous hanging lights are being showcased at our Brooklyn Summer Market this upcoming weekend!

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Lean to Lights was inspired by one’s desire to escape to nature, with tents and canopies in tow, and rest under the stars. Noah Burton, the designer behind these paper light structures, wanted to design a similar experience for the home, bringing the grand and rustic relationship between the humble tent and nature’s infinite landscape. The lanterns evoke such a strong sense of glowing tents planted underneath a blanket of the night sky.

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Every step to create these unique lights is done in Noah’s Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY studio. From cutting and forming the brass hardware, to designing, building, and soldering the frames, each and every light has been executed by Noah’s skilled hands.

Each light is formed with sections of apple mulberry paper, which Noah carefully wraps so that the paper hugs the custom wire frame, creating an exquisite and ethereal glowing lantern.

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Lean to Lights paper lanterns are uniquely set apart by Noah’s perspective and self-taught design aesthetics. Without traditional design education, Noah’s work is playfully idiosyncratic and all of his lights remain true to his artistic sensibilities. Every lantern has his characteristic fingerprint.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetWe can’t wait to see Lean to Lights in person at our Brooklyn Summer Market. If you can’t handle the anticipation, feel free to follow Lean to Lights on Instagram and Twitter to stay updated with Noah and his latest work.