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MILAN 2008: Stephan Siepermann’s Leaft Lamp

Posted By Mike Chino On April 18, 2008 @ 2:45 pm In Decorative Objects,Design,Green Interiors,Green Lighting,Innovation,Milan Furniture Fair,Recycled Materials | 2 Comments

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The first day of Milan’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile [2] was an exciting affair that showcased some of the the finest names in sustainable design. We were particularly captivated by the soft atmospheric glow cast by Stephan Siepermann [3]‘s Leaft lamps [4]. Each luminescent leaf is composed of recycled (or ‘upcycled’) plastic casts that wind together into a binding branch. The effect is magical, weaving fine lucent lines into a delicate interplay of light and shadow.

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Stephan Siepermann [3] is known for his clever designs that showcase the boundless potential of up-cycled materials. His site states his dream of creating “products which are end-stated, out-cycled of the loops of re-cycling or down-cycling”. The Leaft lamp lives up to this credo with its innovative use of eco-friendly and energy efficient materials. Each lamp is composed of a variable number of LED laden leaves that provide the perfect amount of ambient glow while keeping power draw to a minimum. We love how they bring the outdoors in, converting plain walls into wonderful woodsy tableaux. It’s great to see designers cinching closed the product life-cycle loop with such beautiful results!

+ Stephan Siepermann [3]
+ Tuttobene Exhibit [5]
+ MILAN 2008: Highlights from Salone Day One [2]

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/18/milan-2008-stephan-siepermann-leaft-lamp/

[2] Salone Internazionale del Mobile: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/17/milan-2008-highlights-from-salone-day-one/

[3] Stephan Siepermann: http://www.stephansiepermann.com/

[4] Leaft lamps: http://www.stephansiepermann.com/index.php?page=lighting&piece=leaft_wall_lamp

[5] + Tuttobene Exhibit: http://tuttobene.nl/

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