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Petter Thorne’s Ethereal Wet and Dry Lamps Use Minimal Materials and Energy

Posted By Ana Lisa On December 20, 2012 @ 2:30 pm In Design,Green Interiors,Green Lighting | No Comments

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Swedish designer Petter Thorne [1] wanted to make a lamp that would use the least amount of materials [2] and energy as possible, and his goal was achieved with these beautiful Wet and Dry lights. The glowing pendants are made from a single piece of paper molded by water, and they give off a wonderful subtle shine thanks to warm LEDs placed at their centers.

The process of making these ethereal lamps is quick, easy, and requires practically zero-energy [4]. A single sheet of specialist paper [5] is wet and then draped over a circular frame to create a volume. Elegant, subtle, and eco-friendly, the Wet and Dry lights [6] are beautiful lighting solutions that keep sustainability in mind.

+ Petter Thorne [1]

Photos © Petter Thorne

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[1] Petter Thorne: http://petterthorne.se/

[2] least amount of materials: http://inhabitat.com/sheet-metal-origami-cuts-down-on-energy-materials/

[3] http://www.vimeo.com/44547894: http://www.vimeo.com/44547894

[4] zero-energy: http://inhabitat.com/zero-energy-huginn-muninn-sauna-on-stilts-inspired-by-norse-mythology/

[5] paper: http://inhabitat.com/british-design-group-lazerian-unveils-celestial-luminaires-made-from-folded-paper/

[6] Wet and Dry lights: http://www.rca.ac.uk/Default.aspx?ContentID=516316&CategoryID=36646

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