These Light Fixtures are Made from Repurposed Boilers from Espresso Machines

By: David Ingram - Sep 25, 2015
References: & design-milk
Dutch designer Willem Heeffer created a line of light fixtures created from old espresso boilers in an effort to reuse and repurpose discarded materials.

The 'Boiler Lamp' is the first release of Heeffer's research project 'The City as a Mine' that explores potential uses for cast off items from local Helsinki factories. This particular piece by the designer uses ten year old espresso boilers from the Paulig coffee factory. Each boiler is tagged and marked with the name and serial number of the espresso machine it was originally harvested from.

Each copper boiler lamp is also coated with either a black or white powder painted matte finish. The inside of the lamps maintain the heat blasted finish of the boilers and asymmetrical holes from the original piping from the machines allow small rays of light to escape from the sides.