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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,Green Lighting,Green Lighting,Recycled Materials | No Comments

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Dutch architect Anja Verdonk juxtaposes the oldest forms of printed text with high-tech lighting technology in her LED ‘Booklight” hanging lamps [1]. 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 [2], we love that the lamp inspires material reuse in addition to allowing viewers delight in trying to decipher the origin of the delicate shades.

VOTE FOR THE BOOKLIGHT> [1]

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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 [3] — and because the shade encased a cool-to-the-touch LED bulb [4], there is no fear that it will cause fire hazard.

Verdonk is the owner of Ginkgo Studio [5], where she crafts vertical gardens [6], and other eco-products also available via her Etsy store [7].

Booklight is a finalist in the Bright Ideas [2] competition, which honors excellence in sustainable lighting design. You can see all of the finalist entries here [2]!

+ Ginkgo Studio [5]

+ B right Ideas [2]


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[1] LED ‘Booklight” hanging lamps: http://inhabitat.com/bright-ideas-competition/booklight/

[2] Bright Ideas Design Competition: http://inhabitat.com/bright-ideas-competition/

[3] Ingo Maurer: http://www.architonic.com/de/pmpro/mamo-nouchies-ingo-maurer/3001424/2/2/1

[4] cool-to-the-touch LED bulb: http://inhabitat.com/philips-to-unveil-the-worlds-first-led-replacement-for-the-75-watt-bulb/

[5] Ginkgo Studio: http://www.ginkgostudio.nl/

[6] vertical gardens: http://inhabitat.com/diy-vertical-gardens/

[7] Etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/people/GreenWallNL

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