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Ventilite by Chris Jackson Gives Construction Materials Second Life

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Aug 11, 2011 • References: industrialdesignserved
One is bound to appreciate the Ventilite by Chris Jackson for its success at combining found objects into a polished product. There is a stigma that pieces made from reclaimed materials assume a junky appearance, but this example reveals a truly endearing item.

The resourceful designer employed leftover elements from a previous project that become a highly effective and undoubtedly eclectic lampshade. The prefabricated and finished louvered panels may have served ideally as vent returns, yet their mundane quality is actually better celebrated though this unconventional use.

Four tapered legs and a frame support the one-of-a-king light fixture, accented with a delightful coat of pea green paint. The bulb is fitted with a cord escaping immediately beneath it and the Ventilite by Chris Jackson lets it cleverly escape through a hole in one leg.