The Standing Light, from the São Paulo Collection by Studio Swine, is a luxury design series created with waste materials collected from the city streets of São Paulo, Brazil. Inspired by the tropical modernism movement of 1950s, this collection explores the potential of re-inventing scrap materials with new and innovative methods of recycling.
Sponsored by Heineken, the São Paulo Collection features the cactus-shaped Standing Light, which boasts a handcrafted structure of branches made of pine cutoffs. The bulbs themselves are made from recycled beverage bottles that have been heated and re-blown into organic forms. This process, unlike the traditional recycling method where the glass is broken down into cullet first, results in a clearer quality glass and requires less energy. These recycled bulbs are fitted with LEDs and connected via a fabric cable.
Images courtesy of Studio Swine