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Cute and Colorful Lamp Shades Upcycle Plastic Bags and Sawdust

Posted By Lori Zimmer On June 27, 2011 @ 1:00 pm In green Interiors,Green Lighting,Recycled Materials | 2 Comments

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Kulla Design Studio [1]’s eco-friendly lamps [2] are an adorable set that appear to the eye like a blend of bold and colorful pressed potpourri. The collection, called “50% Sawdust”, feature collaged shades that are made from upcycled plastic bags [3] and sawdust. Lightweight and stylish, these lovely lamps mix a pop of plastic bag color with the natural wood aesthetic of the saw dust.

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Shreds of used plastic bags with different colors and prints are fused with the wooden sawdust [4] using heat. The pulpy mixture is pressed into an aluminum mold and baked at a high temperature, without the addition of any adhesives. The heat melts the plastic, fusing the elements together in shape of the mold. Kulla wanted to accentuate the simple two-ingredient process [5], therefore the shade shape is kept minimal and clean.

Each lamp [6] is either a set with sustainable wooden base, or hung as a pendant. An eco-friendly 40V light bulb illuminates each shade and the semi-translucent plastic and sawdust fragments create a warm and textured glow [7].

Kulla Design Studio [8], based in Israel, is comprised of two young designers, Adi Shpigel and Keren Tomer. The industrial designers focus on developing new materials and design, often from recycled or unused elements.

+ Kulla Design Studio [1]

Via Frame Mag [9]


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URLs in this post:

[1] Kulla Design Studio: http://www.kulladesign.com/site/

[2] lamps: http://inhabitat.com/vase-leucht-a-living-green-table-lamp-by-miriam-aust/

[3] upcycled plastic bags: http://inhabitat.com/packaging-the-future-three-packages-worth-the-resources-they-use/

[4] wooden sawdust: http://inhabitat.com/interview-scrapile/

[5] two-ingredient process: http://inhabitat.com/newspaperwood-incredible-furnishings-and-products-made-from-recycled-newspaper/

[6] lamp: http://inhabitat.com/the-best-green-designs-from-buenos-aires-puro-diseno-fair/

[7] textured glow: http://inhabitat.com/edward-chew-creates-stunning-geometric-lamps-from-recycled-tetra-paks/

[8] Kulla Design Studio: http://inhabitat.com/classic-stools-made-from-sawdust-and-recycled-plastic-bags/

[9] Frame Mag: http://www.framemag.com/news/2238/50%25-Sawdust-Lamp-by-Kulla-Design-Studio.html

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