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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

CAPtivate Lamp, Lula Dot, recycled pet bottles, recycled materials, sustainable lighting, green design, 100% design, london design festival, lighten up [1]

Composed entirely from damaged PET bottles [2] and an eclectic assortment of found bottle caps, CAPtivate [3] is an innovative lamp designed by London based studio and gallery Lula Dot [4]. A gorgeous re-use of recycled materials, the design took center stage at 100% Design [5] as part of [re]design [6]‘s “Lighten Up” exhibition (the follow up to 2007′s Sit Up [7] exhibition).


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Founded earlier this year by Lucy Norman, Lula Dot [4] 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 [3] 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 [8], 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!

+ Lula Dot [9]

+ [re]design [6]

+ 100% Design [5]


Images courtesy of [re]design.


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/09/29/captivate-lamp-by-lula-dot/

[2] PET bottles: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/09/02/pet-abuse-redstr-collective-plastic-chalices/

[3] CAPtivate: http://www.lucynorman.co.uk/products_captivate.php

[4] Lula Dot: http://www.lucynorman.co.uk/products.php

[5] 100% Design: http://www.100percentdesign.co.uk/

[6] [re]design: http://www.redesigndesign.org/

[7] Sit Up: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/09/29/redesign-sit-up-100-futures/

[8] Artenius Packaging: http://www.arteniuspackaging.co.uk/

[9] + Lula Dot: http://www.luladot.com

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