I love Chinese paper lanterns! They look exotic, cool and you can easily make one yourself! What do you think of combining traditional and modern industrial – a traditional Chinese lantern and modern materials? Taiwanese design studio, Kimu, have introduced a table lamp version of such a mix. Kimu’s New Old Light is a hybrid design that combines eastern and western design sensibilities. Suspended by its turned wood lamp holder in the center of a thin, black metal frame, the shade of Kimu’s ‘New Old Light’ table lamp combines a traditional Chinese paper lantern with a western-style industrial enamel shade. To adjust the direction and intensity of light, the extendable paper shade can be pulled down to create an ambient soft light, and pushed up for a more direct light.