Attempts to create the Ikea lamp
After seeing this lamp posted on Eric’s website http://www.origamitessellations.com/2007/02/21/knappa-klover-lamp-from-ikea/ I thought I had a pretty good idea of what the template would look like. As the pictures show I was wrong, but I liked some of the consequences so I’ll post one of my templates. Have fun. You need 8 cut out, you are making a cube, although it does resemble a sphere. I have more potential templates, but will post them later. The difference between the green and tan is that I creased the green semicircles. If you connect the semicircles internally you get a very strong finished polyhedron. I did it with a plastic cover divider and it was thrown around and had nary a scratch. The second template I was sure would work, but I came up with an ocatahedron base, not an icosahedron.
Disclaimer: This was so easy I’m sure everybody and their mother has designed this.
Update: The second template I made was correct. Someone found a link to a manual and it’s posted on Eric’s site through the comments. The slot is horizontal, not at a 45 degree incline and the circles are shifted to the side of the vertices.