These circular lamps and desks are made from discarded and broken umbrellas.
Anti was founded by British designer Mark Howells after time spent living in London and Tokyo exposed him to the mass linear negative impact of an everyday product – the umbrella.
Mark spent 3 years researching the issues surrounding umbrella waste in detail. He found that one billion umbrellas are produced every year but are not designed to last longer than 6 months and often end up in landfill or incineration after use.
On a personal mission to eradicate the umbrella waste mountain, Mark put his energy into creating his first product line - an inspired range of upcycled desk and table lamps made from umbrellas.
The lamps have been carefully crafted from waste materials and given a new life as a sleek and sophisticated lamp that would be a pleasure to have on display around the home.
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These Circular Lamps Give Broken and Discarded Umbrellas a New Life
1. Upcycling - Upcycling discarded materials can lead to the creation of unique and sustainable products such as these umbrella-based lamps.
2. Circular Economy - The circular economy model can be applied to products such as umbrellas to reduce waste and create new value from discarded materials.
3. Sustainable Design - Designers can push the boundaries of sustainable design by repurposing waste materials into beautiful and functional products like these upcycled lamps.
1. Sustainable Home Decor - The home decor industry can capitalize on the growing trend of upcycling and sustainable design by incorporating unique and eco-friendly products like these umbrella-based lamps.
2. Waste Management - The waste management industry can explore opportunities to promote the circular economy model and reduce waste through upcycling and repurposing discarded materials like umbrellas.
3. Eco-friendly Fashion - The fashion industry can incorporate upcycling and sustainable design principles to create unique and eco-friendly products such as upcycled umbrellas that can then be repurposed into lamps and other items.