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LE KLINT’s Gorgeous Folded Lamps Shine Bright at Copenhagen Design Week

LE KLINT’s Gorgeous Folded Lamps Shine Bright at Copenhagen Design Week

Located in a quiet Copenhagen street, LE KLINT opened its doors back in 1943. Today the company invited visitors to come in, celebrate, meet their new designers and see one of their famous 'pleating

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Universal Display Unveils the Most Efficient OLED Kitchen Lights Ever Produced

Universal Display Unveils the Most Efficient OLED Kitchen Lights Ever Produced

The team at Universal Display Corporation recently unveiled prototypes of a sleek, modular OLED kitchen light that blows away a set of environmental specifications proposed in a challenge funded in part

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PHOTOS: 100 Danish Pendant Lamps Shine Bright at Copenhagen Design Week!

PHOTOS: 100 Danish Pendant Lamps Shine Bright at Copenhagen Design Week!

With an emphasis on making durable, elegant and intricate folded lamps, traditional Danish family business Le Klint designed 'Lise Navne' - a floating luminaire that shines in style. Designed by

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Intricately Carved Gourd Lamps Cast Magical Shadows on Your Walls

Intricately Carved Gourd Lamps Cast Magical Shadows on Your Walls

We normally associate gourds with fall and Thanksgiving centerpieces. The curly squash, usually in oranges and greens,  fill baskets around the USA, decorating doorsteps, porches and interiors. Calabarte

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Gregg Parsell’s ORIGIN Pendant Lamp Evolves Elegantly from Recycled Materials

Gregg Parsell’s ORIGIN Pendant Lamp Evolves Elegantly from Recycled Materials

Designed from two very different and contrasting materials, ORIGIN is a two-part pendant lamp made from natural wood and partially recycled Corian®. Its creator is furniture and product designer Gregg

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Elegant No Glue No Screw Lamp is Made From Recycled Wood and a Chinese Lantern

Elegant No Glue No Screw Lamp is Made From Recycled Wood and a Chinese Lantern

Recently spotted at New Designers exhibition in London, this long and lean wooden lamp is made with neither glue nor screws. Designed by recent Plymouth University graduate Dan Murley, the design is made

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Gorgeous Origami Dragon Tail Lamps are Folded from Simple Sheets of Paper

Gorgeous Origami Dragon Tail Lamps are Folded from Simple Sheets of Paper

Designer Luisa Robinson recently debuted a gorgeous set of Dragon Tail Lamps, which look both dangerous and delicate at the same time. The lamps are made with chromed origami paper and they taper to small

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Zimbabwe Plans Massive CFL Light Bulb Exchange To Reduce Power Demand

Zimbabwe Plans Massive CFL Light Bulb Exchange To Reduce Power Demand

Zimbabwe has had a pretty rough decade, with its standard of living falling to one of the lowest in the world. Power is one of the victims of the economic and political strife, but the beleaguered

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Jason Miller’s Modular LED System Is an “Endless” Beam of Bright Light

Jason Miller’s Modular LED System Is an “Endless” Beam of Bright Light

If you’re looking for a new approach to lighting your home in an eco-friendly way, perhaps this piece by designer Jason Miller for Roll & Hill Designers will do the job. Dubbed

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PulpLamps Recycle Old Newspapers into Amorphous Cocoon-Like Lamps

PulpLamps Recycle Old Newspapers into Amorphous Cocoon-Like Lamps

At first glance, designer Enrique Romero’s PulpLamps look more like cocoon-esque sculptures than lighting fixtures. Made from 100% recycled newspapers, the lamps come in all sorts of shapes and sizes,

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Lutron Unveils Energy-Saving Dimmer Switch for CFL and LED Bulbs

Lutron Unveils Energy-Saving Dimmer Switch for CFL and LED Bulbs

Despite the Republican party's best, yet misguided efforts, incandescent bulbs are on their way out. Energy-efficient lighting like CFLs and LEDs are fast becoming the norm, and it was only a matter of

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GreenLantern: Liquid Wood LED Lamp Shines a Light on Your Favorite Plant

GreenLantern: Liquid Wood LED Lamp Shines a Light on Your Favorite Plant

An amazing new material called Liquid Wood just made its debut in gorgeously curved lamp form. Developed by NuDe, the GreenLantern is a colorful LED lamp with a built-in planter for bringing a burst of

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Luminous LED Wallpaper Lends a Low-Energy Glow to Any Room

Luminous LED Wallpaper Lends a Low-Energy Glow to Any Room

Philips just teamed up Kvadrat Soft Cells to unveil a brilliant new breed of luminous wallpaper that could forever change the field of mood lighting. The beautiful textile combines sound-absorbing

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Elisa Strozyk’s Folded Wood Accordion Lamp is a Study of Material and Light

Elisa Strozyk’s Folded Wood Accordion Lamp is a Study of Material and Light

Elisa Strozyk's Accordion lamp is a sustainable throwback to the folded vintage paper lamps of the 1950s. Created through a collaboration with designer Sebastian Neeb, the Accordian lamp is a modern

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Ross Lovegrove’s Gorgeous Sun Tunnel Lamp Draws In the Light of the Sun

Ross Lovegrove’s Gorgeous Sun Tunnel Lamp Draws In the Light of the Sun

Lose the light bulbs as start installing Ross Lovegrove's gorgeous VELUX sun tunnel lamps for an illuminating green space lit by the sun! The VELUX sun tunnel is a lovely drop pendant lamp that uses the

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Cute and Colorful Lamp Shades Upcycle Plastic Bags and Sawdust

Cute and Colorful Lamp Shades Upcycle Plastic Bags and Sawdust

Kulla Design Studio’s eco-friendly lamps 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

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Vase & Leuchte: A Living Green Table Lamp by Miriam Aust

Vase & Leuchte: A Living Green Table Lamp by Miriam Aust

Miriam Aust’s “Vase & Leuchte” (Vase and Lamp) neatly combines the concept of a vase and a table lamp. The design is a translucent glass vase which contains water, aquatic plants,

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Gorgeous Underground Museum Hides Below Buenos Aires’ Government House

Gorgeous Underground Museum Hides Below Buenos Aires’ Government House

The Museo del Bicentenario blends history and modern technology in an elegant and conscientious way, deep under Buenos Aires’ Pink Governmental House. Its 54,000 square foot galleries stretch in and out

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Edward Chew Creates Stunning Geometric Lamps From Recycled Tetra Paks

Edward Chew Creates Stunning Geometric Lamps From Recycled Tetra Paks

Each spherical Tetra Pak lamp requires approximately 450 empty soft drink packets and is 260mm in diameter. The boxes were unfolded and then transformed into 108 hexagons by cutting 6 strips of 6 squares,

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LAST CHANCE TO CAST YOUR VOTE: Bright Ideas Voting Closes Tonight!

LAST CHANCE TO CAST YOUR VOTE: Bright Ideas Voting Closes Tonight!

Did you get a chance to cast your vote yet in the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition? Voting for the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition closes TONIGHT at midnight, which makes this your last

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Studio Verissimo Transforms Plastic Spoons Into a Stunning Chandelier

Studio Verissimo Transforms Plastic Spoons Into a Stunning Chandelier

Each day hundreds of thousands of disposable spoons are used to stir coffee and then thrown in the trash and sent directly to the landfill. Seeing this, Studio Verissimo designed a luxurious lamp to give

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WEmake’s Beryl and Friends Collection Gives Old Lamps a New Life

WEmake’s Beryl and Friends Collection Gives Old Lamps a New Life

WEmake's Beryl and Friends collection transforms tired old light fixtures into luminous modern designs. The designers rewire lamps that have come to the end of their lifespan, installing low-energy LED

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Tom Mollnow’s Brilliant Paper Pulp Task Lamp is Fully Recyclable

Tom Mollnow’s Brilliant Paper Pulp Task Lamp is Fully Recyclable

Made from a single recycled paper cone, the Pulp Task Lamp by Tom Mollnow is designed to have as little environmental impact as possible. It consists of locally sourced biodegradable post-consumer

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Spiralling Turbine Pendant Lamp Made With 100% Recyclable Materials

Spiralling Turbine Pendant Lamp Made With 100% Recyclable Materials

The Turbine Pendant Lamp is a great example of green design that is incredibly versatile as well. Its thoughtfully conceived form can be appreciated indoors and out -- either hanging from the ceiling or

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Nature-Inspired Pillbug Lamp by Kristof Kovacs Serves Many Purposes

Nature-Inspired Pillbug Lamp by Kristof Kovacs Serves Many Purposes

Sometimes we want to shake things up around our apartments, but aren’t ready to buy any new decor. The Pillbug Lamp solves this problem by functioning as a wall sconce, table lamp, or even a chandelier

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Organelle’s Elegant Hangelier 1.2 is Fashioned from Repurposed Plastic Hangers

Organelle’s Elegant Hangelier 1.2 is Fashioned from Repurposed Plastic Hangers

Organelle Design’s series of Hangelier 1.2 lampshades is thoughtfully crafted from off-the-shelf plastic hangers and salvaged bike components. The surprisingly intricate hangers are arranged in a manner

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Abstraction LED Lamps by Perhacs Studio Feature Intricate Interchangeable Leaves

Abstraction LED Lamps by Perhacs Studio Feature Intricate Interchangeable Leaves

“Abstraction” is a series of modular pendant lamps laser cut from recycled and recyclable materials and designed by Brandon Perhacs of Lichen and Perhacs Studio. In a clever and playful move, the

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Whirling Flock Floor Lamp Crafted from FSC-Certified Wood by Tom Raffield

Whirling Flock Floor Lamp Crafted from FSC-Certified Wood by Tom Raffield

The Flock Floor Lamp is a coiled beauty set in bloom by the hands of dedicated and talented craftsman Tom Raffield. Delicately handcrafted out of steam bent FSC-Certified Sycamore wood, the shade is

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Forkalier Lamp Crafted from Upcycled Utensils

Forkalier Lamp Crafted from Upcycled Utensils

Utilizing neglected forks, Wendy W. Fok of We-Designs has produced the Forkalier lamp. Using everyday objects that are often overlooked or quickly discarded, the Forkalier takes a stab at reclaiming them

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