Gallery: Mayang Anggraeni’s ‘Float Lights’ Are Made From Recycled Laund...


Sometimes, the most innovative lighting fixtures don’t come from the stable of perfectly finished, sleek task lights at design shows, but from the recycling heaps and hardware stores on the streets of Brooklyn. Pratt Industrial Design student Mayang Anggraeni often takes less glamorous post-consumer materials and transforms them into stylish objects. She recently showcased her Float Light fixture at the 2011 Pratt Student Show, drawing much-deserved attention from visitors, including the Inhabitat team. The fist-sized plastic fixtures, fashioned from recycled plastic detergent bottle parts, LED lamps and batteries, elegantly demonstrate the potential of upcycling commonplace objects into creative, high-design objects fit for any showroom.

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