One-of-a-kind Wilhelm Lamp is 3D-printed from recycled polycarbonate

April 12, 2019 by  
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Challenged by Milanese design gallerist Rossana Orlandi to “give plastic a second life,” Italian architect Tiziano Vudafieri has created the Wilhelm Lamp, a unique light fixture and tribute to the renowned German industrial designer Wilhelm Wagenfeld. Presented at Rossana Orlandi’s exhibition Guitlessplastic – Master’s Pieces during Milan Design Week, the Wilhelm Lamp reinterprets the Wagenfeld’s modernist glass vase as an enlarged pendant lamp that is 3D-printed from recycled polycarbonate. First launched last year, Rossana Orlandi’s Guitlessplastic project was created to challenge the public discourse around plastic. The initiative has included talks and numerous collaborations between brands, artists and architects invited to showcase responsible uses of plastic through recycling. The Guitlessplastic – Master’s Pieces collection exhibits unique works made out of recycled and recyclable plastic by renowned artists, designers and architects and is currently on show at the Railway Pavilion of the Museum Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci in Milan until April 14. As an admirer of Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Tiziano Vudafieri owns a 1935 Wagenfield glass vase as part of his personal collection and used it as the inspiration for the Wilhelm Lamp. Created in collaboration with BAOLAB, LATI and GIMAC, the lamp was 3D-printed into a large, bulbous shape from recycled polycarbonate , a material that boasts high thermal and mechanical resistance. At the exhibition, the translucent pendant lamp is suspended above the 1935 Wagenfeld vase, which is bathed in the lamp’s light. Related: Make your own custom sunglasses from recycled plastic with FOS “Wilhelm Wagenfeld was the only Bauhaus master to apply this movement’s utopia to real life, invading the market after World War II with beautiful everyday objects with innovative designs and affordable prices,” Vudafieri said. “Among his works, I prefer his glass pieces, particularly the vases, with their classic and rigorous, elegant and modern forms. Hence the idea of recycling not only the materials used for the object, but also the design itself, fitting in perfectly with the Guiltless Plastic theme.” + Tiziano Vudafieri Images via Tiziano Vudafieri

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These optical illusion Star Wars lamps will take you to a galaxy far, far away

October 23, 2017 by  
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With the countdown ticking until the release of The Last Jedi on December 15, Star Wars products are flooding the Internet. But few top these awesome optical illusion lamps that illuminate 3D images of favorite characters like Darth Vader or spaceships like the Millennium Falcon. The lamps are said to have a lifespan of more than 50,000 hours. The Death Star or BB-8 could light up your room with these Star Wars LED lamps . Turned off, it’s two dimensional etched acrylic glass, according to Fatherly, but when switched on via a touch button on the base, the lamp shines with a 3D appearance. Most lamps have multiple colors; this one from The 3D Lamp boasts white, red, blue, green, yellow, pink, or cyan. They’re nine-inches-tall. A USB port allows the lamps to get power. Related: Star Wars-inspired NASA observatory will offer galactic views in Cyprus The lamps are said to be energy efficient , producing little heat, making them safe for a kid’s room or nursery. They’re often marked as limited edition, but as Fatherly pointed out, can be found on multiple online stores; there doesn’t seem to be a shortage. Mashable is offering Megalamps’ Star Wars lamp for $39.99 with the option of a 15 percent discount for a limited time; LEDMiracles is offering theirs for $38.99 . The 3D Lamp shop has their Star Wars LED lamps priced at $29.99 . R2-D2, Yoda, a Tie Fighter, Darth Maul, an X-Wing, and a stormtrooper helmet are among the other delightfully nerdy options for lamps to light up a room. Other optical illusion LED lamp designs are also being offered online, such as superheroes, flowers, or sports-themed lamps. + Megalamps Via Mashable and Fatherly Images via Megalamps and The 3D Lamp ( 1 , 2 )

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The recycled wood ORION lamp can be adjusted using a sliding weight

September 1, 2015 by  
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ORION is a lamp made entirely out of  recycled wood that can be adjusted using a sliding weight. Wood chips derived from manufacturing processes are pulverized and mixed with glue to create a wood paste. This paste is used to create the particular shape of ORION. In order to make the lamp an interactive object, the designer added a cylindrical weight, which can be moved to adjust the intensity of the light. By sliding the weight along the arc, you can easily vary the intensity of the light emitted, with the brightest light released when the weight is at the ends of the lamp, giving you a gorgeously green lamp that will add style to any space. + Leonardo Criolani The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Adorable TIPI Lamps are made from natural materials and 100% wool felt

February 11, 2015 by  
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Designer Javier Herrero designed TIPI , an adorable table lamp inspired by Native American teepee houses and developed for the Valencia-based children’s lighting workshop BUOKIDS . Created to evoke a sense of perfect harmony with nature, the TIPI is handmade from natural materials including solid beech wood, 100% wool felt, and cotton thread. The elegantly embroidered lamps are available in four different styles and colors. + TIPI table lamp The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “natural materials” , beech wood , BUOKIDS , children’s lighting , Javier Herrero , lamp , table lamp , tipi , TIPI table lamp , wood felt

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Ambio lamp glows with bioluminescent bacteria instead of electricity

January 5, 2015 by  
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A Dutch designer has created a lamp that needs no electricity: it consists of a glass tube filled with bioluminescent bacteria taken from octopuses and suspended in a saltwater solution. All it needs in order to light up is a gentle tap every so often to keep it swaying. It’s not uncommon for designers to be inspired by the beauty of nature , but Ambio takes it a bit further. In a complete marriage of design and biology, Teresa van Dongen developed her glowing lamp as her graduation project at Design Academy Eindhoven. Read the rest of Ambio lamp glows with bioluminescent bacteria instead of electricity Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bacteria , bioluminescence , bioluminescent , Design Academy Eindhoven , dutch , dutch design , lamp , Light , Netherlands , ocean life , Octopus , sea life , Teresa van Dongen

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Margot Krasojevic’s Fresnel Hydrofoil Trimaran is a solar-powered perpetual-motion vehicle

January 5, 2015 by  
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INFOGRAPHIC: How to make the right window choices for a light-filled home

January 5, 2015 by  
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Light-filled homes always catch our eye here at Inhabitat— natural lighting makes interiors look great, and it can also reduce a home’s energy footprint and dependency on artificial lighting. While increasing the amount of sunlight into a home can do wonders, how you choose to frame those rays can be a tough stylistic decision. Fortunately, Half Price Shutters put together an infographic to help homeowners and builders make the right window choices. From clerestory windows to skylights, this infographic covers a wide range of styles and tips you should consider for optimizing sunlight, ventilation, and views. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: How to make the right window choices for a light-filled home Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: half price shutters , house building , infographic , natural light , reader submitted content , sunlight , window architecture , windows

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Luminous Paper Sculptures by Yena Young Double as Indoor Lamps

July 14, 2014 by  
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William Morris’s famous advice regarding home decor was: “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” Occasionally, home decor pieces can be found that can pull double-duty in that regard, such as the Mao & Piu, paper lamps by Yena Young . Made of mulberry paper and flour glue in a traditional Korean Hanji-craft method, Mao & Piu are imaginary creatures who seek a calm and peaceful life. During the day, these characters stand still, almost invisible in their surroundings, but lending their quiet beauty to the space they’re in. At night, once the lights are on, they gleam as though bathed in moonlight . Mao & Piu were nominated for Jury Selection at the 2014  DMY International Design Festival  in Berlin. + Yena Young The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: DMY International Design Festival , Korean , Korean craft , Korean light , Korean paper craft , lamp , Light , Mao , Mao & Piu , Mao and Piu , Paper , paper lamp , paper light , Piu , sculpture , sculpture lamp , Yena Young

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São Paulo Replaces Parking Spots with Mini ‘Parklets’ for a More Pedestrian-Friendly Urban Environment

July 14, 2014 by  
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Parklets are mini-parks that take up a few metered parking spaces. They are part of a growing movement to make streets more human-centered, green and accessible. The world’s first formal public parklets were initially conceived by Italian designer and London resident Suzi Bolognese (Sb Design Studio) and installed in San Francisco in 2010. As of January 2014, 62 parklets have been installed throughout San Francisco, and the program is being emulated in cities around the world. The latest city to introduce the project is Sao Paulo, Brazil. The parklets program fits in perfectly with São Paulo’s attempts to promote a friendlier pedestrian environment, and involves replacing a parking space or two with a new public area. Parklets can incorporate benches, chairs, tables, trees, and bike racks for the public to use and enjoy. Sb design studio has presented the project to mayor Fernando Haddad in 2013 and a temporary parklets experiment took place in parts of São Paulo during Environment Week, with the initiative gaining media coverage as well as being widely applauded by citizens. São Paulo has loved parklets so much, it has integrated them into city planning policy. Now as a result of Decree No. 55,405, São Paulo has rules for the creation and maintenance of parklets, the first Latin American public policy on the issue. + SB Design Studio Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Brazil , green space , parking spaces turned into parks , parklets , sao Paulo , Sb Design Studio , urban planning

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Alternative Illumination: Create an Oil Lamp from Everyday Household Items

October 14, 2013 by  
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Lead Image via  365 Days of Pinterest The motto “Be Prepared” may ever be associated with the Boy Scouts, but it isn’t just young lads in shorts and knee socks who would do well to hold to it. Far from being the sole domain of doomsday preppers, preparedness can actually make a world of difference in difficult situations , from power outages to weather-related emergencies. In case you get stuck without power and you don’t have a huge store of candles at hand, it’s actually quite easy to put together an oil lamp from everyday household items! Read the rest of Alternative Illumination: Create an Oil Lamp from Everyday Household Items Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: crisco , crisco lamp , emergency lamp , fat , fat lamp , lamp , oil , oil candle , oil lamp , olive oil , orange peel , orange peel lamp , vegetable oil        

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