Gallery: Lampada Recycles Used Coffee Filters into Delicate Ambient Lam...

The unusual materials are transformed into unique designs in the living/studio of the stay-at home-mom, where Farrell cleans and dries out the filters.

New York is known as a city fuelled by coffee, and now one of its residents is using the love of the Italian brew to create these cool lamps made from used coffee filters. Vilma Farrell, the designer behind Lampada, collects and converts old coffee filters and recycles them to make an assortment of lampshades. With the soft tones from the coffee stains, the lamps give off an atmospheric low-light — just add a low energy bulb to make the design even more sustainable!

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