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.
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.