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Mauricio Affonso, POP Pendant Light, Made from Recycled Soda Can Pull-tabs, green design, eco design, sustainable design, spring greening contest, recycled design, reclaimed design, reclaiming design

Mauricio Affonso‘s intricate spherical pendant lamp is made from hundreds of discarded aluminum pull-tabs. Dubbed POP, the 15″ light creates a stunning visual effect and is constructed with exceptional craftsmanship. While working on the design Affonso was inspired by the idea of turning a disposable material with short lifespan into a precious and delicate object.

+ Mauricio Affonso

8 Responses to “POP Pendant Light Made From Recycled Aluminum Pulltabs”

  1. willeichelberger says:

    It’s hard to believe the material this is made from. The light is elegant, modern, and striking.

  2. greenone says:

    While all the finalists’ designs are cute and clever in and of themselves, I can’t really see any of them being mass produced or relevant enough to enough people’s lives that they would make a significant impact on the disposal of reusable resources. These types of design contests have been going on for decades. What effect do they have? None that I’ve ever seen.

  3. gregb says:

    I agree with greenone that these designs are typically impractical or expensive or trite- but they are often *indirectly* effective. Too often IKEA or other commodity design houses are *inspired* by these designs, and knockoffs appear in their stores without attribution.

  4. jjello says:

    How are the tabs held together?

  5. niccolom says:

    It was just a matter of time before others found the voting loophole. Now many can run up their scores artificially but will it make them the best designer they can be or simply a penultimate with techno savvy?

  6. vultic says:

    Criticism offered without solutions or alternatives is simply whining and, in fact, renders the critique as ineffectual and useless as what the critic is trying to point out. Bottom line is that greenone should not have wasted his time expending the energy to write the comment since it offers nothing but cynicism from which nothing of substance is learned.

  7. RamBo says:

    I’ve been collecting this alum can pull tubs before…now i know what to do with them…thxs

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