Recycled cardboard has enjoyed a fair bit of action as far as the sustainable furniture circuit is concerned – but how often is it that you a see a lamp being fashioned out of the stuff? Employing his signature technique of ‘fluting’, which involves the alternating the angle of the corrugation in the cardboard to produce varied designs and patterns on its surface, UK designer Giles Miller manages to whip up an intriguing design that emphasizes the softer, diaphanous side of a rough-and-tumble material which isn’t normally regarded as delicate or sophisticated. Sustainable and chic, Miller’s lamp not only looks good, it creates instant atmosphere with one flick of the switch by peppering the room with light and moody shadows.

Currently making up one-quarter of the UK design group, Farm Designs, Miller has been hot stuff at design shows since recently graduating from Loughborough University School of Art and Design.

+ Giles Miller @ Farm Designs