Nendo creates a torch rolled from a single sheet of conductive paper which can be used in emergency situations.
The Paper Torch was designed by the Japanese studio alongside circuit manufacturer AgIC and paper company Takeo. It’s made from a type of synthetic paper called Yupo, which has been printed with a checkerboard pattern in a conductive ink made up of silver particles to form a circuit board.
“After testing various types of paper, we selected Yupo paper by Takeo, which is used in the ballot paper for elections,” said Nendo. “With Yupo paper, ink sits evenly and the smooth surface ensures the ink and paper can be rounded with minimal force, and are less likely to curl. The paper is also hardwearing, water resistant and therefore also suitable for industrial applications.”
Photography by Nendo