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Pinha: A Cute Cork Lamp That You Can Personalize with a Pin

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On April 13, 2011 @ 6:14 pm In carousel showcase,Green Lighting,Green Products,Milan Furniture Fair | No Comments

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One of the most overlooked ways to make a product sustainable is making it easy to customize and update according to the moods of the consumer. We think Raw Edges [1] did just that with their Pinha, a simple cork lighting base that allows you to personalize your lamp and change it as often as you wish. All you have to do it take a sheet of paper you like, wrap it around Pinha, and secure it with a regular pushpin. If you’re lucky enough to be in Italy right now, you can check out the adorable product in person at the Milan Furniture Fair [2].

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“This hanging lamp consists of a cork outer fixture to which a printed-paper shade is fastened,” writes Raw Edges of the design. “You have the last word on how Pinha looks, by choosing the shade from among different patterns and drawings. Function-wise, you can also decide on the direction and range of the light, according to where the shade is pinned.”

Pinha is easy to install, and once you have it in place, it’s like having an infinite number of lamps [3] in one! With the Pinha sustainability comes easy when you’re less likely to spend money on buying more lamps instead of just reusing the one you have. On top of that, the Pinha is made of cork [4], a biodegradable and environmentally sound material.

+ Raw Edges [1]


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[1] Raw Edges: http://www.raw-edges.com/

[2] Milan Furniture Fair: http://inhabitat.com/milan-furniture-fair/

[3] lamps: http://inhabitat.com/base-lamp-by-designtree-highlights-the-elegance-of-discarded-signage/

[4] cork: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=cork

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