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Upcycled Booklight Gives New Life to Discarded Literature
Posted By Lea Stewart On June 6, 2011 @ 4:39 pm In Bright Ideas,Design,Environment,Green Lighting,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments
Dutch architect Anja Verdonk juxtaposes the oldest forms of printed text with high-tech lighting technology in her LED ‘Booklight” hanging lamps . Ranging from classic novels, to comic books and sheet music, Verdonk gives the flat paper new life in twirling and winding forms. A finalist in our Bright Ideas Design Competition , we love that the lamp inspires material reuse in addition to allowing viewers delight in trying to decipher the origin of the delicate shades.
Not only are the Booklights a treat for the eye, but they are worry free when it comes to safety. The twisted, sliced paper technique used to form the shade gives each lamp a unique and lively character — perhaps these could even be reminiscent of the paper lamps of master light artist Ingo Maurer  — and because the shade encased a cool-to-the-touch LED bulb , there is no fear that it will cause fire hazard.
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URLs in this post:
 LED ‘Booklight” hanging lamps: http://inhabitat.com/bright-ideas-competition/booklight/
 Bright Ideas Design Competition: http://inhabitat.com/bright-ideas-competition/
 Ingo Maurer: http://www.architonic.com/de/pmpro/mamo-nouchies-ingo-maurer/3001424/2/2/1
 cool-to-the-touch LED bulb: http://inhabitat.com/philips-to-unveil-the-worlds-first-led-replacement-for-the-75-watt-bulb/
 Ginkgo Studio: http://www.ginkgostudio.nl/
 vertical gardens: http://inhabitat.com/diy-vertical-gardens/
 Etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/people/GreenWallNL
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