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The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, May 2 2018 12:55 PM UTC +00:00

About

What is Umbrellamp?

Umbrellamp is an ambient lamp made with bamboo and oil-paper, inspired by the Chinese oil-paper umbrella. It inherits all the structures and materials of the ancient craft, presented in a totally new way to meet modern demands. This simple and elegant lamp is perfect to fit into any interior style.

The Umbrellamp is designed by Xian-Studio, based in China and Germany. Our aim is to create beautiful products with elements of traditional Chinese culture put to a contemporary purpose.

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Creating the perfect atmosphere for you

Umbrellamp gives this beautiful tradition a new purpose. The texture of the oil-paper is not only the perfect protection from rain, it also fills the room with a soft light that creates the most relaxing atmosphere.

In this busy world, we sometimes need a quiet and harmonious environment for a rest both physically and mentally. Umbrellamp can nicely create this for you with its warm and gentle light.

Umbrellamp is also a smart solution for interior designers to add flavor to a living space. 

 It looks great! Even during the day.

Why do we create Umbrellamp ?

Umbrellamp was developed in a quest to discover the power of traditional culture and aesthetics and to help preserve the precious ancient heritage. 

In 2015, we started an academic study about traditional Chinese oil-paper umbrellas which is a craft that has been existing for more than 1000 years.

Diving deeply into this craft, we were amazed by its elaborate craftsmanship, simple look, and heavy culture. 

However, we are worried about it because this lovely craft is currently dying. The rise of modern umbrellas has made Oil-paper Umbrellas no more desired. Young people are no longer willing to learn this exhausting skill that doesn´t earn them any money. Most of the umbrella makers left are older than 60 years.

As Chinese young designers, we feel obliged to do something to rescue this valuable heritage. 

We want to redesign this product by combining modern use with ancient craft.

The Birth of Umbrellamp

We tried our best to keep the crafts and materials original. To assure the look and quality, we chose Bamboo, Oil-paper, and yarn to reproduce the elegant details of the Oil-paper umbrella.

The umbrella makers pick materials from the mountain and cut and polish them all by hand in accordance with the tradition.

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Each lamp is unique and lively and shows the emotions and spiritual efforts of the umbrella maker.

 This process requires craftsmen to repeat 2000 times

Traditional Techniques meet Contemporary Design

The process of coming up with the final shape of the Umrellamp is a result of communicating with and learning from the artisans. It is a journey of mutual exchange and understanding between generations, lifestyles and values.

Working together with the umbrella makers is an enriching experience not only for making beautiful lamps but also to understand some of the inherit values of ancient China. 

This is what Xian-Studio stands for: A combination of tradition, culture and contemporary design beyond its physical appearance. 

We managed to adopt all the materials and structures used in a traditional umbrella to the lamp

including the bamboo ribs, oil-paper cover, stringing on the top and bottom, and the umbrella structure. Other than that, we added brass and other details to make it fit modern aesthetics too!

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The Team

We are a team of design enthusiasts, tech nerds and craft lovers based in China and Germany.

Risks and challenges

We are giving our best to produce each lamp with optimal quality. However; Craftsmanship unlike automated production will make every lamp look slightly different and unique. We have to make sure that every lamp is beautiful in its district way while not loosing its functionality, safety and necessary standards.

One of the most complicated parts of the lamp is the “yarn lining”. It requires extraordinary skills that are hard to find especially during the high seasons of umbrella making.

As a result, we need to increase the initial price of the lamp to ensure that the umbrellamp gets the priority that is needed to complete the first set of orders. In the long turn, we plan to schedule the production in a way that employs umbrella makers evenly throughout the year.

We can only work with a limited number of skilled craftsmen and we don’t want to cause an interruption to an already fragile market. This is why we have to take a very sensitive approach to our sourcing strategy.

Shipping - We will ship the Umbrellamp worldwide, Please note that you may be responsible for duties, fees and taxes applicable in your region.

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    Pledge €78 or more About $92

    Early Bird - Umbrellamp S / Extended S

    Thanks for your support! You will receive 1x Early Bird Small Umbrellamp,The small umbrellamp fits perfectly on the bedside table or on other elevated spaces.

    €78 EURO ≈ $96 USD

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    Pledge €80 or more About $94

    Oil Paper Umbrellamp S

    Thanks for your support! You will receive

    1x Oil Paper Umbrellamp S

    €80 EURO ≈ $99 USD

    Diameter is 35.5 inches (90 cm), length is 31.5 inches (80 cm). Easy to carry!

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    Umbrellamp S / Extended S

    Thanks for your support! You will receive 1x Small Umbrellamp,The small umbrellamp fits perfectly on the bedside table or on other elevated spaces.

    €89 EURO ≈ $110 USD

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    Pledge €122 or more About $143

    Early Bird - Umbrellamp M / Helix M

    Thanks for your support! You will receive 1x Early Bird Medium Umbrellamp,The medium sized Umbrellamp fits on elevated spaces or on the floor and creates the perfect atmosphere in medium sized rooms.

    €122 EURO ≈ $150 USD

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    Early Bird - Umbrellamp L / Helix L

    Thanks for your support! You will receive 1x Early Bird Large Umbrellamp,The medium sized Umbrellamp fits on elevated spaces or on the floor and creates the perfect atmosphere in medium sized rooms.

    €139 EURO ≈ $171 USD

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    Umbrellamp M / Helix M

    Thanks for your support! You will receive 1x Medium Umbrellamp,The medium sized Umbrellamp fits on elevated spaces or on the floor and creates the perfect atmosphere in medium sized rooms.

    €139 EURO ≈ $171 USD

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    Pledge €159 or more About $187

    Umbrellamp L / Helix L

    Thanks for your support! You will receive 1x Large Umbrellamp,The large version of our Umbrellamp is the literal heigh of our creation. It illuminates large living spaces and looks beautiful wherever you put it.

    €159 EURO ≈ $196 USD

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    Pledge €279 or more About $328

    Bedroom Set

    Thanks for your support! You will receive

    2x Umbrellamp S / Extended S
    1x Umbrellamp M / Helix M

    €279 EURO ≈ $344 USD

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    Pledge €299 or more About $352

    Livingroom Set

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    2x Umbrellamp S / Extended S
    1x Umbrellamp L / Helix L

    €299 EURO ≈ $368 USD

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    Family Set

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    2x Umbrellamp S / extended S
    1x Umbrellamp M / helix M
    1x Umbrellamp L / helix L

    €419 EURO ≈ $516 USD

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    Oil Paper Umbrellamp M

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    1x Oil Paper Umbrellamp M

    €460 EURO ≈ $570 USD

    Diameter is 4.92 ft (1.5 m), length is 6.88 ft (2.1 m). Fit for courtyard.

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    Oil Paper Umbrellamp L

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    1x Oil Paper Umbrellamp L

    €545 EURO ≈ $676 USD

    Diameter is 5.9 ft (1.8 m), length is 7.87 ft (2.4 m). Fit for courtyard.

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    Pledge €609 or more About $716

    Oil Paper Umbrellamp XL

    Thanks for your support! You will receive

    1x Oil Paper Umbrellamp XL

    €609 EURO ≈ $755 USD

    Diameter is 6.88 ft (2.1 m), length is 7.87 ft (2.4 m). Fit for courtyard.

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    VIP Set

    a weekend in Xiwu village, where umbrellamp is made. You will spend a weekend in the beautiful village of Xiwu, see our craftsman make your custom Umbrellamp and show you the incredible bamboo forest. There will be great Chinese food and beautiful nature. *flight tickets to Hangzhou excluded

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Funding period

- (60 days)