Bring the cheer of a summer beach day into your child’s room with these fun Beach Ball Lamps from designer Toby Sanders. We just spotted these clever and eye-catching lamps at the Milan Furniture Fair, and we love the creative use of old beach balls, bringing new life and vitality to what would otherwise go straight to landfill.

Beach Ball Lamps, Toby Sanders, Milan Furniture Fair, Designersblock Show

To make the lamps, Toby Sanders rigidifies the membranes of authentic recycled inflatable beach balls with resin so that he can cut holes into them; then, he paints the insides white. Because the lamps are all hand-made and locally fabricated, the production cycle offers very low carbon emission. In addition, the resins Sanders uses are all safe and non-toxic.

The most inspiring aspect of these beach ball lamps, beyond their obvious visual appeal, is that they’re reused. I can’t wait to go back to my parents’ home to have a look at my childhood keepsakes, which have been hidden for years in the garage. I might find objects I could turn into fantastic recycled new designs!