A Bit of Light Reading

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A Bit of Light Reading by

Lucy Norman's "Light Reading" addresses the issue that books are printed every year, read and discarded. Even though many are taken to charity shops, they mostly go unsold and the charities have to pay for the books to be sent to a landfill. For example, 10,000 books a week from one charity will go to waste. There is currently no infrastructure set up to recycle the paper from books because the paper is low grade and the glue on the spine must be removed. These wasted books were used to create an attractive chandelier. Every page is folded in half, producing a circular arrangement which hangs around a ceiling light. Dimensions = W375 x H200 mm

102 votes

8 Responses to “A Bit of Light Reading”

  1. Diane Pham says:

    simply beautiful

  2. Anonymous says:

    As a total book nerd, this is my dream chandelier!

  3. Dan Mendes says:

    This is one of the most creative ways I’ve seen to date of using old books or magazines and turning them into functional pieces for your everyday life

  4. Anonymous says:

    This is beautiful.

  5. stana says:

    go lucy! x

  6. Jack Fisher says:

    I saw it at the ExCel exhibition and I want one! It’s like a presence, and it’s so tactile that it connects you to all those books you’ve read.

  7. Ellie Buchan says:

    This is stunning. SImple, inventive and beautiful.

  8. bekad says:

    I want one!