Gallery: Announcing the Finalists of the Bright Ideas Lighting Design C...

Drumroll please.... The editorial team at Inhabitat is thrilled to announce the finalists of the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition! Our lighting competition received hundreds of interesting, unusual and inspiring designs for eco lamps, and after sorting through 400+ entries we're excited to announce our 40 finalists. From a provocative table lamp carved out of an old coffee pot to literary lamps made from books and brilliant wine bottle pendants, all of our finalists successfully showcase the low-energy splendor of LED bulbs with creativity. Now it's up to you to decide the winner of our $1,000 grand prize, so cast your vote for your favorite green lamp today!


Light Bit of Reading Lamp by Lucy Norman

Lucy Norman’s “Light Reading” is made entirely from discarded books found at charity shops. Every page is folded in half, producing a circular arrangement which hangs around a ceiling light.

Coffee Pot Lamp by Gilles Eichenbaum

Gilles Eichenbaum has made an art out of recycling old kitchenware into incredible lighting. Giles is a true craftsman who repurposes everything from colanders to kettles to broken toasters to create illuminating masterpieces.

Tetra Pak Lamp by Edward Chew

These stunning lamps designed by Edward Chew are made from recycled Tetra Pak cartons which were cut into strips, folded into hundreds of pieces, and then assembled without the use of any adhesives.


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