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THIRD PLACE WINNER - SHAY ALKALAY & YAEL MER'S PINHA LAMP

The simple and elegant Pinha lamp by Shay Alkalay and Yael Mer grabbed the judges' attention with its clever cork multi-use design. Because of the material used, this adorable pendant lamp can be easily customized by fastening a paper shade to the base using a pin.

“It has the best realized form (riffing on Alvar Aalto's beehive pendant) and offers the end user a great deal of flexibility - It really seems like its ready to become a product already.” - Sam Grawe, Editor-in-Chief of Dwell Magazine

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8 Comments

  1. kevino October 18, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Hi. Please tell me how I can enter the next Bright Ideas Lighting Contest next year.

    Regards,
    Kevin Sutton

  2. mark l June 17, 2011 at 1:03 am

    Well done Ed and thank you for sharing your step-by-step tutorial guide with us. My boy has been bringing back empty Tetra Pak boxes from school ever since your work had been featured in the local daily. You were right, we never look at empty Tetra Pak boxes the same way again!

  3. Ed Chew June 17, 2011 at 12:19 am

    I wish to take this opportunity to convey my heartfelt THANK YOU to the organizers, the judges and to everyone who took the time to vote and helped spread the word, without whom this winning prize would not have been possible.

    Being shortlisted as a finalist is already a recognition. Winning a prize is indeed a bonus. But most importantly, this competition has helped spread the green message across the spectrum of society.

    Again, many many thanks to you all.

  4. JasminMC June 16, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Love the Yakult lamp! I grew up drinking Yakult as a child!

  5. evelyn June 16, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Incredible innovation from all the entries, congrats to the winners!

  6. dan mendes June 16, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    these are definitely the best designs in the competition!

  7. loreta June 15, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    I am wondering why there are international participants in a contest that was supposely ‘open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. States, D.C., and Puerto Rico…’. Looks strange. Could someone explain that?

  8. Diane Pham June 15, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    tetra pack was hands-down the most stunning design. what a brilliant idea for re-use!

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