Instead of throwing away used washing machine drums, Willem Heeffer chooses to give them new life as lamps. This up-cycled product has been developed based on 3 principles: locally sourced and recycled materials, hand made, and reinvent something which totally different from its past. The designer often works with old materials and he always take them out of context to create something new. His main goal is simply to develop a beautiful product and amaze you after your discover the history behind it. In this way, these products are no longer viewed as trash and have become design pieces.
Drum Lamp is power coated in 6 different color options, it seems like hover in the air because it’s suspended by 3 x 1mm thick cables. There’s a drive wheel at the back of the machine placed inside the drum to the house the T5 circular tube which has an excellent light output. The fabric used to braid electricity cable is colored matching and lights are fitted with acrylic sheets to diffuse the light. All the drums are salvaged from local recycling centers, it’s a lamp with a clean history.
Reusing and recycling your used wine bottle can result in various sustainable products like the Re-wine Wine Bottle Lamp that can also be your adult version of LEGO building blocks or your trendy wine carrying solution.
Scavenging building materials from a local construction site trash dumpster is where the project REPLAY table lamp began. Replay is an eco-friendly table lamp designed by Victor Vetterlin, where he reconfigured those building materials he collected from scavenging and create a wonderful product from it.
Earth friendly designs have gone too far these days. We have seen designs using eco-friendly materials like paper, bamboo and the like because these can be easily disposed of and decompose fast especially papers. This is one of the reasons why paper cups are made and are rarely recycled. However, designers from Japan find ways to help reduce the growth of paper cups in our landfills and have created the Recycled Paper Cup Lamp that resulted into a one eye-catching wall sconce. You can have it as your illumination tool and sustainable home décor in your living room, patio, or in your kitchen.
Stylish Lamps without harming the surroundings sounds too good to be true, as stylish designs normally contribute some amount to carbon emission. However, the Spring Lamp is a stylish lamp that at the same time is not harmful to the environment. From the inspirations to the materials used, the Spring Lamp is a certified eco-friendly product.
The Sprig lamp design is inspired by the fresh growth of plants. A single Sprig lamp makes a pendant light, while multiple Sprig lamps combined build a floor lamp or a chandelier. Sprig is made of recycled plastic, and the lighting source is a standard compact fluorescent lamp (CFL). The CFL is replaced by unscrewing a lamp arm end cap to access the bulb. For joining two Sprig lamps together, an accessory package provides one threaded sleeve and a clip-on electrical cord, plug, and screw-in outlet.
When it comes to living a green or eco-friendly lifestyle, various ways are popping nowadays. Recycling things comes as the easiest way and various designers are now into designing elegant, functional, and eye-catching items out of recycled materials. French artist from +Brauer has just designed the eco-friendly lamp-robot called Zebulon made from recycled plastic packaging.
“In our modern world, where objects often have a single life, I aim at inventing a new existence for them by diverting them from their initial function.
I particularly like the robust appearance of used steel and industrial materials. When I put them together, they start a new life as unique pieces of art, in which each component can tell its own story.”
Having an eco-friendly lamp at home normally is made possible with the use of recycled materials, sustainably sourced items, energy saving bulbs. The Photosynthesis Lamp will make your way of saving the environment through home lighting system into a different level. As the name suggests, the lamp include the use of plants in creating a unique and energy saving lamp. This one of a kind eco-friendly lamp has the metal grid and the vine on its base will create a natural shade the moment it starts to grow. Using an energy saving bulb will complete your aim of having an eco-friendly lamp.
It takes a lot of talent and creative mind to make an item out of a recycled material and make it look like made of a firsthand material one. Well, in the case of Santa & Cole, it seems like creating elegant and stylish item out of a recycled material is extremely easy for them and they were able to showcase their talent in their stylish and elegant lighting system called the OCO Floor Lamp. With the Duo converting LED technology into a warm and relaxing light, the OCO Floor Lamp is made of recycled and recyclable materials and is perfect as your patio or garden lamps.
Reclaiming wood is just a few of the ideal acts that one can do to help save the environment. One of the great products that are made from reclaimed wood is Uhuru Design’s Roller Coaster Chair. Made from wood reclaimed from the demolished Coney Island boardwalk, the Roller Coaster Chair will be presented at the BKLYN Designs 2010. The roller coaster chair is included in the reclaimed furniture collection along with the recycled bourbon barrels that are transformed into an eye-catching stool. The collection include a lounger, coffee table, end table, console, lamp, and mirror, wherein all of them comes in limited edition due to the small supply of locally-sourced boardwalk materials.
Owning an eco-friendly item at home does not mean being old-fashioned. Many of the eco-friendly items nowadays are stylish making them look like made of first hand or environment harming materials. The Paper Lamps is one of the stylish home lighting system that you can have at home without worrying of harming the environment. Presumably, the paper lamp is made of recycled papers that completes the shade and uses energy saving bulbs for an additional green factor. The paper lamp can be your ideal desk or task lamp at home or in your office. It has the elegant look that will not only creates style to your home or office but will also help your save the environment.
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