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).
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 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
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