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Stunning Recycled Plastic Lamps by Lisa Foo & Su Sim
Posted By Moe Beitiks On July 3, 2008 @ 12:00 pm In Design,Green Lighting,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments
We’ve seen lamps made from many different types of recycled materials , including plastic bottles , and the result are often fabulous. One of the greatest things about green design is that everything shiny, snappy, translucent, funky or everyday works great for repurposing into a lamp. There’s something especially stunning about the light creatures created by Lisa Foo and Su Sim . This pair of designers sat down with a pile of plastic mineral water bottles and came up with a collection of etheral light creations where the plastic bottles become unrecognizable as fluid, organic, blossoming forms.
Originally created for the event Art for Grabs  at the Central Market in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the light forms are made from bottles the artist collected and saved themselves. The forms are titled according to their shapes, as stingrays, sea creatures, or just organisms. You can read more about Su Sim’s ponderings on art and design in her blog.  In the meantime, we are happy to gaze contentedly at another great example of green design.
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/07/03/plastic-seacreature-and-organism-lamps-by-lisa-foo-and-su-sim/
 many different types of recycled materials: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/06/05/waste-not-lamp-made-from-recycled-plastic-utensils/
 plastic bottles: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/06/12/lamps-made-with-recycled-bottles-by-this-gallery/
 Lisa Foo and Su Sim: http://lfss-create.blogspot.com/
 Art for Grabs: http://www.kakiseni.com/events/visual_art/MTAwNTM.html
 blog.: http://conceptualdesigns.blogspot.com/
 + Su Sim’s blog: http://conceptualdesigns.blogspot.com/
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