Bottle Up by Italian duo Giuseppe Casuccio and Valerio Palmieri is lamp that lights and promotes a product at the same time. Made from upcycled Campari soda bottles and a detachable LED luminaire that is affixed to the top. A small hole in the crown allows the liquid to evaporate over time, allowing for custom colours and quality of luster to pass through. Fragrances can also be added to the vessel for diffusing aromas in an interior setting.
Montreal-based designer Tat Chao has created IN VITRO, an upcycled collection that takes the beauty of glassware and crystal and transforms them into new pieces. The handmade items were carefully chosen from second-hand shops and then were assembled with a simple bounding adhesive. The ensemble demonstrates the ‘Slow Design’ trend, exhibiting the rebirth from the damaged.
BIPOLAR pendant light was created from a pair of champagne flutes without their base. An anodized aluminum ring wraps a strip of LED in the middle. The diverse shapes range in size and colour from 6″ to 16″ long.
The Loligo chandeliers are made of wine glasses without their tops. The crystal and glass pieces are connected together at their circular rims. A LED light illuminates from the center of the piece producing a layers of brilliance and radiance.
The following candle holders are made from the broken pieces from the BIPOLAR collection. No piece goes to waste in the creation of the overall composition.
The glass bottoms, from the pendants are made into spinning tops and playful toy yo-yos.
British design and manufacturing company Tom Dixon has design CELL, a lighting collection part of the Rough and Smooth series, presented at this year’s 2013 Salone del Mobile in Milan, Italy.
Each Cell is made from layers of minutely etched, polished brass filtering light rays to throw a satisfyingly dappled glow casting intricate shadows on walls, floors and ceilings.
The light mimics cellular growth which can be used in multiple, geometric configurations.
The short pendant and wall light use a Crown Brass LED lamp developed exclusively by Tom Dixon with Megaman.