Aleksi Hautamaki Gives Old Signage New Life

By: Marissa Brassfield - May 4, 2009   Updated: Apr 4 2011
References: yankodesign
These recycled typography lamps by Aleksi Hautamäki breathe new life into old signage. Using giant letters that were destined for the dumpster, Hautamäki retrofitted each letter with LED lights. That gives each typography lamp a life span of 30,000 hours before the LEDs run out!

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Implications - Recycled, reclaimed and upcycled pieces are hot right now, particularly because of the mass eco consciousness of today's society. Thus, pieces such as Aleksi Hautamaki's recycled typography lamp are flying off of shelves, allowing consumers to indulge in stylish pieces that are also good for the environment. Ultimately, upcycling is an easy way for any company to show corporate social responsibility.