Awesome Living Pixels Lampshades Are Retro Chic

Awesome Living Pixels Lampshades Are Retro Chic

Range Govindan
Jun 11, 2010

These amazing-looking lampshades are based upon pixels, which makes them really neat. They are handmade and were cobbled together using vintage lamps that were updated for this project.

These lights started out at vintage lamps from second-hand stores in central Hong Kong. They were only slightly changed. The most important addition was low-energy consumption LED lightbulbs from Megaman. The lampshades are the most important part of these lamps. They were assembled from a variety of sources, including re-used banner material. They were cut up and sown back together to create the pixel-like effect.

All of the banners used in these lamps were printed on only one side, meaning that when the lamp is switched off, it appears to be completely white. When they are switched on, a fabulous array of colors appear. There's also a bunch of light escaping through holes that are found throughout the lampshades.

Alas, these lamps are not for sale, yet since each of the lampshades have to assembled by hand, which takes quite a while. Hopefully, the designers, Chan Wan Ki Kay, Chen Siu Wa Shai Chai, and Suen Ka Hei Catherine will find a way to either automate this process or sell them on Etsy at some point.

[via Yanko Design]

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