Upcycled Lighting Finds: Spark Your Imagination

Upcycled Lighting Finds: Spark Your Imagination

Tiffany Finley
Sep 10, 2010

Several fun artists, one great idea. How to create beautiful, playful, and upcycled lighting to complement a variety of styles? What would you create out of wicker baskets, plastic six-pack bottle holders, data fragments, and old bike parts? Check out these artists ideas to see if they inspire you to create your own fun fixtures around the house.

1. Alex Kovatchev This lamp is literally made from the innards of an old washing machine, pretty innovative, right? They call it the 'no dirt' lamp, and rightfully so.

2. Releve Designs Incredibly elegant designs made from none other than the rather crude plastic. Most designs take inspiration (and reuse) 6-Pack plastic bottle holders and mold them into beautiful new shapes and elegant chandeliers. Check out Trent's review of these lamps.

3. YeaYea This is a German company that molds 'data trash' into unique fixtures, like this chandelier.

4. Lowell and Louise and Boots N Gus What to do with those old ink cartridges, wicker baskets, and tupperware? How about upcycling them into creative light fixtures like these Etsians?

5. Mike Martins For bike enthusiasts, check out Mike Martins' bike lamps. He takes parts that are worn out and "un-useable" and creates unique lamp fixtures out of them!

It may be worth grabbing a light socket on a cord, and seeing what fun creations you can come up with in your kitchen to kick off the Fall!

(Images: Releve Design, Boots N Gus, YeaYea, Mike Martins, Alex Kovatchev)

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