Five Ply Design // 2015 // Product Development & design, Packaging design

The Cereus lamp, named for a genus of ribbed cacti, is a floor or table lamp that adds a gentle glow to a room. The aesthetics of laser-cut American basswood are elevated with the use of Synskin, a synthetic alternative to shoji screen.


Cacti from the genus Cereus and Japanese shoji screen provided the jumping-off point for these lamps.


The prototype process was used to figure out how to best attach each fin, how the shade would be held in place, and what sizes should be brought to market.

Packaging Design

Interlocking cardboard packaging was designed to be minimal yet supportive and is cut in-house.


The Five Ply logo is etched onto one of the eighteen fins.