Kristi Bernick

100% Recycled Pendant Lamps Find New Use For Yarn Spools

by , 04/26/10

King +, Re +, up-cycled pendent fixture, Stefano Giovacchini Di, Salone del Mobile, Milan Salone 2010, Salone 2010, Milan Design Week, Milan Design Fair

Italy-based design studio King + has created a beautiful set of pendant lamps made from recycled textile spools that were once used to dye yarn. Dubbed Re +, the pendant fixtures come in various customizable colors and are as sustainable as they are contemporary. The 100% recycled fixtures also feature LED bulbs that provide an 85% increase in energy-savings, have no maintenance costs, and allows for up to 40,000 hours of light-life.

King +, Re +, up-cycled pendent fixture, Stefano Giovacchini Di, Salone del Mobile, Milan Salone 2010, Salone 2010, Milan Design Week, Milan Design Fair

Re + is made from 100% recycled and recyclable plastic reclaimed from the textile industry. All the plastic parts are produced under one roof and within the same establishment. At the end of each lamp’s lifecycle, it can be easily disassembled and each piece can be individually recycled. The pendent fixtures come in various interchangeable colors to suit all interior environments and/or specific “moods.”

King + proposes design objects that are characterized by environmental sustainability and simplicity. The designers explain that although the pendent fixture is almost weightless, the design’s “soul is similar to a rock combined with plastic, yarn and originality.” The concept for the design was realized in the Italian city of Prato, and and the design was honored as the winner of “The House of the Third Millennium” 2009 competition.

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3 Comments

  1. elenabottari April 29, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Correction: the design of Re+ light is by Stefano Giovacchini of Di.Segno, Italy.

  2. elenabottari April 28, 2010 at 8:02 am

    At Re+ we are committed to bring the product to the consumer at the cheapest price possible. This is why the lamp will be sold directly on our website, and we are the manufacturers of all the plastic parts. Unfortunately prices of LED bulbs are still pretty high, but we hope it will get lower when people start buying more of them, knowing that they can save on electricity more than the price of the bulbs in just one year of use. The price of this lamp is 148.00 Euros and it includes the LED bulb, that has a life of 40000 hours and uses only 7W, with a light output comparable to a 50 W halogen.

  3. emschelle April 26, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    This is lovely, as many other “reuse” products that I see on this site and others are, but I can guarantee you that if they were to go on sale they would never reach the everyday consumer. Taking these products and charging an exorbitant fee for them just because they were in a design show or happen to be pretty in addition to being green and functional completely eliminates the value in them; what would be really novel would be seeing a product like this for sale for $20 and making it so that it has a real effect instead of simply trying to make an abstract statement. When I see these sorts of objects at Wal-Mart I’ll know that the concept has actually gone beyond being a talking point. Since when should Good Green Design only be available to those who are able to afford the cost of the Designer? Where are the designers and producers who want to make a real live difference?

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