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London Design Festival: CAPtivate Lamp by Lula Dot
Posted By Kate Andrews On September 29, 2008 @ 2:00 am In Green Lighting,London Design Week 2008,Recycled Materials | 6 Comments
Composed entirely from damaged PET bottles  and an eclectic assortment of found bottle caps, CAPtivate  is an innovative lamp designed by London based studio and gallery Lula Dot . A gorgeous re-use of recycled materials, the design took center stage at 100% Design  as part of [re]design ‘s “Lighten Up” exhibition (the follow up to 2007’s Sit Up  exhibition).
Founded earlier this year by Lucy Norman, Lula Dot  explains that “only 5.5% of plastic bottles sold in the UK are recycled, which leaves 40 thousand tons left that go into landfills every year.” CAPtivate  makes use of the unused bottle caps and has a unique ability to be continually re-created by changing the caps.
CAPtivate is made from damaged plastic PET bottles supplied by Artenius Packaging , and features an assortment of bottle caps collected from the West Ham football stadium! The lights are currently available for £115 (including postage and packaging), and each light comes with approximately 40 bottle tops, although to cover the light completely you will have to collect your own caps!
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/09/29/captivate-lamp-by-lula-dot/
 PET bottles: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/09/02/pet-abuse-redstr-collective-plastic-chalices/
 CAPtivate: http://www.lucynorman.co.uk/products_captivate.php
 Lula Dot: http://www.lucynorman.co.uk/products.php
 100% Design: http://www.100percentdesign.co.uk/
 [re]design: http://www.redesigndesign.org/
 Sit Up: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/09/29/redesign-sit-up-100-futures/
 Artenius Packaging: http://www.arteniuspackaging.co.uk/
 + Lula Dot: http://www.luladot.com
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