Exploring Designjunction at the London Festival this year, one of the designs that caught our eye was this beautiful and unusual lamp shades made of corrugated cardboard. Created by British designer Tabitha Bargh, the lamp is constructed using cardboard made from 85%recycled materials. While stunning in form, what really makes the piece stand out is the exciting lighting effect it creates through its entwined layers of the cardboard.

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Tabitha Bargh, who has been fascinated by cardboard since college, has been applying the material to her sustainable lighting range for years. Her collections Danboru 1&2 contain lampshades that can be used with ceiling pendants, table bases, floor bases, and they are suitable for standard UK lamp holders. Each of her pieces have been handcrafted in UK, and while we admire the all-round sustainability factor, we would love the lamps even more if they integrated green lighting sources such as LEDs.

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