Gallery: The Best Green Lighting from New York Design Week 2011!

There was certainly no shortage of green lighting brightening up this year's New York Design Week, but if you were one of the unlucky few who found themselves cooped up inside working under less inspiring light, don't let that daily grind cast a shadow on your days. Our intrepid team of Inhabitants were on the scene scooping up the brightest energy-efficient lighting designs across the city, and we've rounded up our top green finds! Click through our gallery ahead to check out which lamps shed light on sustainability during this year's New York City Design Week!

Designed by Aqua Creations, each 96 Molecules lamp is crafted by folding a single sheet of paper without any other manipulations. The process emphasizes craftsmanship and creates a unique product that is not mass-produced – it takes a single person a full day to fold two pieces!

Ismael Quintero’s gorgeous Odyssey lamps by iQEnvironments are made from reycycled beer bottles and modeled after NYC fire hydrants.

Pacific Northwest-based Perhacs Studio unveiled a striking series of flat pack cardboard pendant lamps at the Model Citizens exhibition. The modular lamps are assembled from laser-cut cardboard shapes that come in a variety of forms ranging from simple soft geometries to complex branch-like designs.


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  1. Flip June 1, 2011 at 11:21 am

    I’m not wrothy to be in the same forum. ROTFL

  2. Lenna June 1, 2011 at 10:04 am

    And I thought I was the sesnlibe one. Thanks for setting me straight.

  3. Makalah May 31, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Sunods great to me BWTHDIK

  4. Dontarrious May 31, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    You have shed a ray of suhnsine into the forum. Thanks!

  5. Bettie May 31, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    IJWTS wow! Why can’t I think of thngis like that?

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