Maker, architect, family man, and environmentalist Chris Chalmers of Fabripod wanted to design a lamp that embodied all of his core values, so he went about creating a unique and stunning light fixture that could be made locally using only eco-friendly materials. Call the Urchin Lamp, his illuminating design is both geometric and organic, constructed from compostable birch veneer and PLA plastic. The materials are subtly translucent, hinting at the lamp’s internal structure, and most impressively, once switched on, the lamps cast a beautiful shadow pattern that mirrors the repetition and variation of their shape. Just yesterday, Chris launched a Kickstarter campaign with the goal of bringing his Urchins into production on a large scale. You can support his first run via Kickstarter, and while you’re at it get one of your own!
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