Gallery: RECYCLED COFFEE STIRRER LAMP from Studio Verissimo


If you are a coffee drinker with a hard-to-kick habit, you are probably all too aware of how many coffee stirrers are wasted at places like Starbucks every single day. Day in and day out, millions of these single-use sticks go straight into the garbage and off to the landfill after a quick 10-second swirl of cream or sugar. You may have even wondered – like we sure have: “Isn’t there something that we can do to get better use out of all these toss-away coffee stirrers?” Well we are happy to report that there finally is answer to the java-waste woes: Portuguese design group Studio Veríssimo has just debuted a gorgeous eco-luxe chandelier that not only provides a glimmer of hope for discarded coffee sticks, but also created quite a stir at the recent Touch | NY exhibition during New York Design Week.

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  1. ted harris May 29, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    It\’s beautiful! I can see it\’s going to cause quite a \”stir\” in the lighting design community.

  2. iadkdc May 29, 2008 at 9:28 am

    I just use entropy to stir my coffee…

  3. Jac May 28, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    In Singapore, we use (wooden) ice-cream sticks for such stirrers, esp in Cafes. Some do use plastic stirrers that looks like super-thin straws. McD and many fast food restaurants still use plastic :( In coffeeshops, reusable (washed) metal and plastic spoons rule.

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