Nir Meiri's Lights Uses Materials of the Sea to Redefine Lighting Chic

 - May 11, 2013
References: dezeen
As more designers look to environmentally friendly materials to build their creations, Tel Aviv designer Nir Meiri's seaweed accentuated lampshades are great examples of how designer chic is being combined with eco-friendly fixtures.

When most think of the most popular uses of seaweed, delicious foods like sushi are sure to be some of the first things that come to mind. But Nir Meiri had a different vision for this nautical material and these seaweed lampshades are the result of some creative and pragmatic thinking coming to life.

By draping fresh seaweed over the wire frames of small lamps, Nir Meiri let this sea plant dry before coating it with a special preservative. By using this green hued material, these nautically-influenced creations cast a glimmering and greenish, all-natural light.