This lovely lampshade is made from cabbage

January 10, 2020 by  
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Lighting can set the tone of a room, so a lamp with a natural and compostable lampshade can create a cozy, gorgeous and sustainable setting. In a partnership between Indian designer Vaidehi Thakkar and London-based Nir Meiri Studio, Veggie Lights are just that — lampshades made out of red cabbage leaves that lend a warm glow to any space. A testament to the duo’s dedication to exploring and highlighting sustainable options, Veggie Lights offer a useful and elegant decor option straight from the garden. To create the lampshades, Thakkar developed the process of converting vegetables into a paper-like substance called Fiber Flats. Meiri joined the project with a passion for using organic materials, as seen from previous successes in using both mycelium and seaweed to make lampshades. Related: Algae Lamps are a work of art and natural shade in one Each lampshade in the Veggie Lights line is unique, a result of the natural variations in the leaves. Cabbage leaves may not be in the spotlight for intrinsic beauty, but through the process of separating the leaves and soaking them in a water-based color preservative, the originality of each leaf begins to shine through. The leaves are then shaped and left to dry in high temperatures, so all of the moisture evaporates. At this point, the leaves are either left unfinished, or the edges are trimmed and contoured into a gentle downward curve. The design of Veggie Lights places the bulb and electrical parts in a simple and streamlined base. This allows the light to shine upward into the shade, illuminating the natural veins and color variations in the cabbage leaf. Because the lampshades are naturally biodegradable, they will age and are meant to eventually be replaced. However, the base is long-lasting, so you can replace the shade at the end of its life for a refreshed look without producing waste . + Nir Meiri Studio + Vaidehi Thakkar Via Dezeen Image via Nir Meiri Studios

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Taniguchi Aoya Washi Unveils Luminous Paper Lampshades for Nendo

October 10, 2014 by  
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Washi paper has been created in Japan for centuries, and now, the Taniguchi Aoya Washi company  teamed up with Nendo to create three-dimensional forms with it—like these gorgeous lamps. Using traditional methods, they pass screens through mulberry pulp and water, then dry them to create delicate paper sheets . Rather than pasting these sheets together in order to create forms , however, Taniguchi Aoya uses sculpted screens in order to create stunning, seamless items that are three-dimensional right from the start. With a bit of experimentation, they also discovered that by layering pulp in a particular way, they could create lampshades that have pale, interior colors that are perfect for light diffusion, while the exteriors can have more intense, saturated hues. + Taniguchi Aoya Washi + Nendo   Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment 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: handmade paper , handmade washi , Japanese , japanese lamps , lamps , lampshades , layered paper , layered paper lamp shades , mulberry pulp , mulberry washi , paper lamp shades , paper lampshades , Taniguchi Aoya Washi , traditional washi , washi , Washi Paper , washi paper lampshades , washi papers , wood pulp

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