Designed and constructed by American designer Victor Vetterlein, these Trash Me lamps are made from recycled cardboard egg cartons complete with modern CFL's, a cloth electrical cord and recyclable electrical fixture parts. At the end of the lamp's life, it can be recycled. Read about the steps to construction, after the jump.
Victor Vetterlein's Trash Me lamps are each constructed from four paper egg cartons. The cartons are blended with water, poured over a mold and then smoothed by hand to form half a lamp. After drying for a few days, two half's are fastened together with aluminum screws.
The idea behind the Trash Me lamp was to create a product born from and returned to the trash after a short but useful life cycle. For the Trash Me desk lamp, a paper bag filled with bird seed provides added weight to stabilize the base.