Lamp Shades Created From Plastic Bags and Sawdust

Lamp Shades Created From Plastic Bags and Sawdust

Allison Verdoorn
Jul 1, 2011

Who would have thought upcycled plastic bags and sawdust would create fantastic looking lamp shades? Well, Kulla Design Studio did. Shredded plastic and sawdust come together to make a lampshade that, when hit with light, displays a beautiful and unpredictable pattern.

We spotted this great idea over at Inhabitat, as they decribe the production of the lamps:

Shreds of used plastic bags with different colors and prints are fused with the wooden sawdust using heat. The pulpy mixture is pressed into an aluminum mold and baked at a high temperature, without the addition of any adhesives. The heat melts the plastic, fusing the elements together in shape of the mold. Kulla wanted to accentuate the simple two-ingredient process, therefore the shade shape is kept minimal and clean.

Read the full story at Inhabitat.

(Image: Inhabitat)

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