Hardly a day passes when we don’t come across some eco friendly designs made using recycled materials. Designers from across the globe are putting junk to good use with their extraordinary creations. Made by student designer Sarah Pease of Rhode Island, Can Lights give a new life to the old milk cans. The worn out looks of the dented aluminum body brings a rustic touch to any setting. Great for use as directional spotlights, a reading light or as a light fixture to put focus on something important, the Can Lights are a sure conversation starter that will never go unnoticed by your guests.
Seattle-based conceptual design studio Graypants has now unveiled the brand new Tilt series of scraplight lamps. Available in both table and floor versions, the Tilt lamps come with shades made from cardboard. Each lamp in the series has been locally crafted and features a hand-blackened sturdy steel frame, porcelain lamp holder, textile wrapped cord, bottom-felt pad and a rocker switch. The repurposed cardboard shades are treated with non-toxic fire retardant and create a soothing ambiance.
Renowned Italian lighting designer and manufacturer Fabbian Illuminazione SPA, in collaboration with Studio Pamio Design and P-one, has lately unveiled a new collection of eco friendly lamps made from recycled cardboards. The floor lamps in a new color range have been made from 100 percent recycled cardboard, which is as strong as wood. The new collection includes three floor lamps with three diverse shapes and personalities, which include Barcode, Totem and Layer light. The floor lamp enjoys square or softer contemporary lines to represent the love of nature.
One of the best ways for the eco conscious homeowners to go green is by opting for stylish recycled furniture units. With trash becoming trendy these days, many designers are focusing more on the use of reclaimed materials to make functional and elegant objects for homes. Sam Winters of Mindsdesigns makes use of the discarded materials found in landfills, parking lots and construction sites to create beautiful lighting and furniture pieces. While selecting the useable items, Sam Winters pays close attention to the color and texture, age and shape.
Designed by Gelmer Van Dorpe, the “Relight my fire!” light fixture is based on the ‘Cradle to cradle’ principle and uses waste as the building block for a new, innovative product. To create the stunning lighting solution, the designer has used a set of faulty fluorescent tubes, which he has connected together with two vinyl singles. The power cables were taken from a cable reel that had power interruption at some point. The only new things designer has used to create the lighting fixture are the two bulbs and the sockets.
Lighting fixtures with a difference have always caught our attention and the Luminaire Post by Estúdio Ninho from Sao Paulo, Brazil is no exception. The contemporary “Post” is a beautiful lamp that has been born out of two different ideas – innovative use of recycled cork and a table lamp with an additional function. The upshot of these two distinct ideas is a unique lamp that uses cork as its structure and the cork sheet as a dome. The Post lamp not only creates captivating light effect to liven up your interiors, but also asks for attention with its creative design.
Ever thought, what happens to the millions of wine bottles drained down every day to douse the parched throats all over the world? There are a few creative minds who keep striving to carve something unique and productive out of the ordinary. Recycling the empty glass bottles, Chinese designer Jiang Qian has come up with an innovative lamp that not just gives a rustic look to your home decor but also helps in sustaining the environment.