by , 10/26/06

Giles Miller, corregated cardboard lamp, recycling cardboard, sustainable design, recycled cardboard furniture, cardboard fluting, Farm Designs,

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

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  2. Bill Young February 4, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    I have been looking for 8′ by 4′ sheets of triboard and I was wondering if you knew of a supplier. I work for an after school program and we use it for sets for our play and to build our haunted house. If you could help us out it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Bill Young

  3. cornelious September 25, 2007 at 11:29 am

    oh my jesus! i can’t believe this spectacular creation of the gods. you’re so green! THiS iS A BEAUTIFUL…DIME PIECE……..this makes my life worth while. thank you thank you thank you

  4. alia May 1, 2007 at 4:28 am

    wow, what a fantastic lighting solution.. I am working on a large scale temporary outdoor sculpture using tri-wall corrugated cardboard and let me tell you, the stuff is strong! For criticisms of your lap-top case…also a fantastic innovation,people: have some faith. I am very curious as to how it is mass-produced, IF mass-produced, and indeed how you alternate the corrugations at varying intervals throughout the stream. In any case, wonderful green designs, of which I am a fan,

  5. Ann Garrison April 9, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    I absolutely love it, but I’m trying to find some prices for it here; not finding any readily, but I don’t have a whole lot of time. If the prices are right, I’m in the market, especially if it’s collapsible and portable.

    Anyone find any prices and/or outlets? —Ann

  6. Giles Miller February 4, 2007 at 1:30 pm

    thanks for such great comments. Joanne, pendant versions of the lamp will be launched at Salone Satellite in Milan on the Hidden art stand. Thought I’d let you know. Thanks

  7. Olivia Davenport February 4, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    This lamp is unique and exciting Giles. Your work is progressively impressing me. Keep it up!

  8. M. Vicente November 13, 2006 at 3:52 pm

    incredible, very cool, one of the most creatives lamps.


  9. walt design October 28, 2006 at 2:18 am

    WOW! Looks incredible! You hit the point with simplicity.

  10. Joanne October 26, 2006 at 6:00 pm

    I love it! I would like to see a really huge one that would reflect light all over the walls and floor. Great ambience.

  11. rob in chicago October 26, 2006 at 3:00 pm

    I was not so keen on your laptop sleeve but this creation is quite sharp. Very nice, Gilles.

  12. Jodi Smits Anderson October 26, 2006 at 12:06 pm

    Very cool. Textural but so simple.

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