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Maison & Objet’s Parcours Fil Vert Showcases Imaginative Eco Products at Paris Design Week

Maison & Objet’s Parcours Fil Vert Showcases Imaginative Eco Products at Paris Design Week

Swedish designer Iris Shantverk has been making functional brushes since 1884, crafted from unusual biodegradable materials including horse hair, cactus fibers and goat hair, paired with local wood to

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Richard Hutten’s No-Waste Eco Lampshade is Cut From a Single Piece of Material

Richard Hutten’s No-Waste Eco Lampshade is Cut From a Single Piece of Material

This ingenious lampshade created by Dutch designer Richard Hutten for office-furnishings company Gispen is laser-cut from a single piece of material, resulting in no waste. The lampshade was part of a

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Studio Inbetween’s Stunning ‘One Piece of Lamp’ Uses Only a Single Sheet of Aviation Plywood

Studio Inbetween’s Stunning ‘One Piece of Lamp’ Uses Only a Single Sheet of Aviation Plywood

The One Piece of Lamp, by Korean designer Kiseung Lee of Studio Inbetween, was one of the outstanding eco-designs showcased at this year's 100% Design International Pavilion. It is a multi-purpose

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Studio Tord Boontje’s Lightweight Luminaires Let You Use Rocks or Other Found Objects for the Base

Studio Tord Boontje’s Lightweight Luminaires Let You Use Rocks or Other Found Objects for the Base

During the London Design Festival, Studio Tord Boontje launched 'Lightweight', a collection of eco-friendly Luminaires that challenge the assumption that all lamps must come with a heavy base for support.

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IKEA Announces That it Will Sell Only LED Lighting By 2016

IKEA Announces That it Will Sell Only LED Lighting By 2016

IKEA, the massive Swedish furniture retailer that brought scandinavian design to the masses, is now going to bring LED lighting to the world in a big way. The company just announced that it will sell only

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World’s Largest Solar Chandelier Unveiled by Artist Luke Jerram in Bristol!

World’s Largest Solar Chandelier Unveiled by Artist Luke Jerram in Bristol!

British artist Luke Jerram is known for his stunning art installations, which are often inspired by science. His latest project, unveiled yesterday at the Bristol and Bath Science Park, is the world's

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Recycled Last Light Lamp is Made From 350 Outdated Business Cards

Recycled Last Light Lamp is Made From 350 Outdated Business Cards

Wellington, NZ-based artist Michelle Whale found a new use for old, outdated business cards with her beautiful Last Light Lamp. Created for Active Architecture ltd, the recycled lampshade is made from 230

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Straight Line Design’s Tree Rings Are Playful Stump Tables That Light Up A Room

Straight Line Design’s Tree Rings Are Playful Stump Tables That Light Up A Room

The tree stump table has been done before, but never like this. Judson Beaumont of Straight Line Designs Inc. has turned the concept of stump furniture on its head with Tree Rings. They look pretty

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Designer Craig Foster Goes Back to the Basics With His Flat-pack Cork Kurk Lamp

Designer Craig Foster Goes Back to the Basics With His Flat-pack Cork Kurk Lamp

The idea for the Kurk Lamp was conceived when designer Craig Foster started taking other desk lights apart. He discovered a huge amount of unnecessary parts, fixtures and glue being used, and

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Clickity Launches Recyclable, Flat-Pack Fig Lamp at 100% Design During the 2012 London Design Festival

Clickity Launches Recyclable, Flat-Pack Fig Lamp at 100% Design During the 2012 London Design Festival

We spotted Klickity's Fig lamp when it was launched at 100% Design during the London Design Festival last week, and we were struck by this modern take on a tradition lantern. The colorful design packs

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Lee Broom’s Crystal Bulb Shop Dazzles at the London Design Festival

Lee Broom’s Crystal Bulb Shop Dazzles at the London Design Festival

The wood paneling and fixtures included reclaimed parts of an English pub that were previously used in another incarnation for Lee Broom's highly successful solo show at Milan's Salone del Mobile. Other

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SuperBrands Showcases Elegant Eco-Design at London Design Festival

SuperBrands Showcases Elegant Eco-Design at London Design Festival

Limited Edition Limited Edition presented two rugs of particular interest. Brick is made from vertically positioned strips of reclaimed leather; a waste material from other design processes. It is a

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Lampada Recycles Soiled Coffee Filters Into Artistic Light Fixtures

Lampada Recycles Soiled Coffee Filters Into Artistic Light Fixtures

Are you grumpy until you get your coffee? Love the smell of a fresh pot of Joe? If the world's most popular caffeinated beverage gets your heart pumping in more ways than one, these beautiful upcycled

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The Be Open Space at The Dock with Tom Dixon Stimulates the Five Senses at London Design Week

The Be Open Space at The Dock with Tom Dixon Stimulates the Five Senses at London Design Week

The best way to enter The Dock space is to head downstairs and then work your way back up to the daylight. A range of Tom Dixon's latest pieces were on display in these underground tunnels, alongside some

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The Crystal Bulb is a Dazzling Gem-Cut LED Light Bulb Made from Cumbria Crystal

The Crystal Bulb is a Dazzling Gem-Cut LED Light Bulb Made from Cumbria Crystal

Light bulbs aren't (usually) the most important part of a room's decor. Interior designers are experts at masking the light source, and instead focusing the beam on a painting or sofa. That's fine if

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10,000 Glowing Books Spill Into Streets of Melbourne in Luzinterruptus’ LED Installation

10,000 Glowing Books Spill Into Streets of Melbourne in Luzinterruptus’ LED Installation

The Spanish collective took over Melbourne's stark Federation Square, converting it into a warm and welcoming space with thousands of glowing books. The books, which were actual rejects from multiple

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Hulger Introduces the Baby Plumen, a Tiny CFL Bulb That’s Big on Style

Hulger Introduces the Baby Plumen, a Tiny CFL Bulb That’s Big on Style

For fans of the original Plumen, Hulger has introduced Baby Plumen, a bite-size version of the award-winning bulb design. Created following the design of the original Plumen 001 bulb, the Baby Plumen

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UGE’s New Hybrid Sanya Streetlight Goes Off-Grid For Big Savings

UGE’s New Hybrid Sanya Streetlight Goes Off-Grid For Big Savings

Urban Green Energy (UGE) today announced their newest alternative to power hungry outdoor lighting: the Sanya Streetlamp [pdf] is a standalone, off-grid street light that uses solar power, wind energy, or

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Wang Yuyang’s Artificial Moon Installation Is Made from Thousands of CFL Light Bulbs

Wang Yuyang’s Artificial Moon Installation Is Made from Thousands of CFL Light Bulbs

  Designed by Chinese artist Wang Yuyang, 'Artificial Moon' is a spectacular lighting installation built from a thousand of energy-efficient fluorescent bulbs. The piece is a metaphor for a

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UTREM LUX Is a Series of Stunning Glass Lamps Made from Recycled Bottles

UTREM LUX Is a Series of Stunning Glass Lamps Made from Recycled Bottles

DeGross Design & Innovation's UTREM LUX is a series of lamps made from reused glass bottles that had been discarded in their studio. Each one of the designs in the series is made individually by

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Patrick Jouin’s 3D-Printed Bloom Table Lamp Opens Like a Flower

Patrick Jouin’s 3D-Printed Bloom Table Lamp Opens Like a Flower

Patrick Jouin's Bloom Table Lamp is inspired by MGX’s One_Shot.MGX stool and the way plants respond to their environment. The digital technology behind the lamp design involves rapid prototyping and 3D

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Shipping Container Scraps Worked Into A New Exclusive Line of Furniture in São Paulo

Shipping Container Scraps Worked Into A New Exclusive Line of Furniture in São Paulo

Contain[It] is a Brazilian company that takes discarded shipping containers and turns them into new spaces. They are dedicated to zero waste in the construction process and have been saving scraps from

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Glowing Nixie Chess Board Made from Salvaged Nixie Tubes by Lasermad

Glowing Nixie Chess Board Made from Salvaged Nixie Tubes by Lasermad

Lasermad has executed a brilliant move with his glowing chess set made from recycled vintage Russian Nixie tubes. Each piece is illuminated without any visible wires, and emits a warm light when at rest

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Teresa Sapey’s Recyclable Head-Shaped Planters Have Green on Their Minds

Teresa Sapey’s Recyclable Head-Shaped Planters Have Green on Their Minds

Teresa Sapey’s Adán sculptural pieces can be used as seating structures, vases or side tables. Part of the diptych design called 'ADAN and EVA', ADAN is predominantly geometric and linear, resembling a

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Willem Heeffer Recycles Old Skis Into a Star-Shaped Chandelier

Willem Heeffer Recycles Old Skis Into a Star-Shaped Chandelier

Designer Willem Heeffer created a new interior for Helsinki-based travel agency Elamysmatkat, and one of the stars of the show is a beautiful chandelier made from recycled skis! Elamysmatkat reached out

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Merve Kahraman’s Revitalizer Wax Lamp Melts and Re-creates Itself Over Time

Merve Kahraman’s Revitalizer Wax Lamp Melts and Re-creates Itself Over Time

The Revitalizer Wax Lamp is not your typical light fixture. Created by London-based designer Merve Kahraman, the lamp features a wax shade that goes through a cycle of melting and reshaping. The lamp

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The Aura Living Plant Lamp Changes Colors When you Touch its Leaves!

The Aura Living Plant Lamp Changes Colors When you Touch its Leaves!

Germany-based designer Viktor Alexander Kolbig has created the Aura - a living lamp that can be controlled by lightly touching its petals and leaves! Combining nature and technology, the system uses a

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