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Brilliant Wine Packaging Converts Into a Lamp
Posted By Alexandra Kain On December 15, 2008 @ 4:00 pm In Green Graphics & Packaging,Green Lighting,Green Products | 1 Comment
When creativity, ecology and innovation collide, packaging  becomes the product. This sleek wine box by Ciclus  converts into a table lamp with no extra parts required. The packaging is made with wood from local, managed forests  and recycled cardboard . Inside is a locally and ecologically produced bottle of Cava, Spanish sparkling wine.
Designed as a corporate gift for Hera Holdings , an ecological waste and resource management group in Spain , this wine box lamp is an elegant exercise in sustainable packaging. The bottom of the box holds a hardware package for converting the wine box to a lamp, including a CFL light bulb, and the instructions come printed on the back of the cardboard box. Over 70% of the Cava package is converted into the lamp, leaving little to be discarded. The lamp also packs up flat for easy storage and moving. We suggest assembling the lamp before drinking the wine.
Ciclus is the design studio of Brazilian-born Tati Guimarães . Now based in Barcelona, Spain, Ciclus focuses on expressing emotion through design. Tati uses found objects and sustainable materials to create fashion and home accessories as well as custom projects for company gifts  and promotions.
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