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WEmake’s Beryl and Friends Collection Gives Old Lamps a New Life

Posted By Helen Morgan On June 13, 2011 @ 6:46 pm In Bright Ideas,carousel showcase,Contests,Green Design Competitions,Green Lighting,Green Lighting,Green Products | No Comments

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WEmake [2]‘s Beryl and Friends collection [3] transforms tired old light fixtures into luminous modern designs. The designers rewire lamps that have come to the end of their lifespan, installing low-energy LED bulbs, and preserving the fixtures in heat-shrink jackets. Through this process the form of each lamp is reinterpreted in a way that ensures the original structure remains functional and can be revived at a later date. If you love these beautiful recycled lamps then be sure to vote for them in our Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition [3]!

VOTE FOR THE BERYL LAMP > [3]

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Each of the lamps in the series takes the name of a different lady – this trope began with the first lamp, which featured the inscription ‘for Beryl’ upon its base. Each fixture comes with a photograph that records what the original light looks like underneath, giving new owners a window into the lamp’s past life.

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+ Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition [3]


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[2] WEmake: http://www.wemake.co.uk/

[3] Beryl and Friends collection: http://inhabitat.com/bright-ideas-competition/beryl-and-friends-lovingly-preserved-by-wemake-3/

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