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Cardboard lamps made from local shops' discarded materials

Green Spirit Creations saw an opportunity to create environmentally-friendly products using cardboard local stores were throwing away
Green Spirit Creations saw an opportunity to create environmentally-friendly products using cardboard local stores were throwing away
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The Cover Lamp is a two-dimensional replica of a typical table lamp made from cardboard boxes retrieved from local stores
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The Cover Lamp is a two-dimensional replica of a typical table lamp made from cardboard boxes retrieved from local stores
The Golden Cube is a cube-shaped lamp with cardboard cut into intricate maze-like patterns
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The Golden Cube is a cube-shaped lamp with cardboard cut into intricate maze-like patterns
A £79 ($130) pledge on Kickstarter will put you in line for a Golden Cube
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A £79 ($130) pledge on Kickstarter will put you in line for a Golden Cube
The Golden Cube is a cube-shaped lamp with cardboard cut into intricate maze-like patterns to house the bulb
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The Golden Cube is a cube-shaped lamp with cardboard cut into intricate maze-like patterns to house the bulb
The company's range includes a cardboard wine rack
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The company's range includes a cardboard wine rack
The Cover Lamp is a two-dimensional replica of a typical table lamp
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The Cover Lamp is a two-dimensional replica of a typical table lamp
Green Spirit Creations saw an opportunity to create environmentally-friendly products using cardboard local stores were throwing away
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Green Spirit Creations saw an opportunity to create environmentally-friendly products using cardboard local stores were throwing away

UK-based Green Spirit Creations is the latest team to try its hand at paper-based lighting solutions. Seeking out discarded materials from local shop-owners, its stylish household lamps are made from 100 percent recycled cardboard (bulbs, wiring and switches aside).

Its products follow in the footsteps of previous cardboard lights, such as the flatpack Cartonado lamp and the hanging Numeruno, and form part of a larger trend of refashioning cardboard for unconventional use.

The Cover Lamp is a two-dimensional replica of a typical table lamp made from cardboard boxes retrieved from local stores. The company says that the idea was born out of a desire to create environmentally-friendly products and saw the cardboard the shops were throwing away as an opportunity to not only recycle materials, but minimize transportation waste and material re-processing.

The Cover Lamp is a two-dimensional replica of a typical table lamp
The Cover Lamp is a two-dimensional replica of a typical table lamp

The Golden Cube is, as the name suggests, a cube-shaped lamp and uses cardboard cut into intricate maze-like patterns and a 100 percent recyclable plastic casing to house the bulb.

Green Spirit Creations isn't limiting its inventive uses of recyclable materials to lighting solutions only, however, with its product range including a cardboard wine rack, a jean bag made from old jeans and a pendant lamp made from plastic cups.

The team is raising funds on Kickstarter to up-scale production of its hand-crafted products, where the Cover Lamp is available at a pledge level of £29 (US$47), while a £79 ($130) pledge will put you in line for a Golden Cube. The team plans to begin shipping in May 2014 if everything goes to plan.

You can see the company's pitch video below.

Source: Green Spirit Creations

11 comments
Joe Sobotka
Thats a really great idea but instead of spending the $47 I could make my own for a great deal less. However I commend them for reusing materials and hope for their sake, they sell.
Richard Llewellyn
These are really nice lamps!
Laura Davies
Great designs, cant wait to buy my next lamp! I particularly like the gold cube!
Slowburn
Made from discards so being blindingly ugly is OK.
Эмили Касалапава
Очень красивые лампы! Хорошая работа.
vilt
Amazing design! Plus seems like a really good idea!
Juni
In my point of view, it's a great idea to create lamps from discarded materials.
Dejan8
These lamps remind me of ideas in http://www.upcyclethat.com where they reuse old, discarded stuff like bottles, boxes etc. to make home decor items. I think it gives them a unique character, rather than just being something straight from a Chinese factory...
Justas Butkus
To create one of our products we collaborated with a 17 year old girl, who created us a two dimensional replica of most casual table lamp: "COVER LAMP". We have many more ideas also created by very young design minded people. Now our team is raising funds on Kickstarter to make these creations available worldwide. If succeed we are planning to get more students on board to make more ideas become reality. Check out our campaign and if you like the idea follow us on: http://facebook.com/likeGSC http://twitter.com/tweetGSC
Patricia Wu
Eco-friendly furnitures like these should replace the ones harmful to the world. Definitely love the cube lamp design! Excited for more.
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