This Fan Lamp Makes Good Use Out of Old Materials

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Dec 16, 2013 • References: and design-milk
This fan lamp design is the result of a challenge that was presented to designer Sep Verboom, which aimed to make use of waste found in Cebu, Philippines. Waste management is a huge problem in this area and causes health and flooding problems.

Cebu is well known for its weaving industry, being the logical choice when it comes to the designer's product design. These lamps are made from old fans adopting the name 'Fantasized.' Industrial waste strips are weaved through frames in colorful patterns that make the perfect lampshade. The designs are vibrant, minimalist, and exotic looking.

Old fans are turned into floor lamps, ceiling fixtures, and more importantly, objects of use. The project raises awareness of environmental issues and supports the city residents working for their livelihood.