Dutch design house Bomdesign features the Booklamp, a beautiful lamp fixture made from recycled books. The books are re-shaped into a variety of shades, though the light emitted is likely not suitable for reading. More art than fixture, the Booklamp starts at 200 euros.
Implications - In addition to being stylish, products like this have the two-fold advantage of reducing the carbon footprint of the companies that make them while simultaneously raising awareness about the fragility of the earth and its ecosystems. Products made from recycled materials will continue to become increasingly important as consumer awareness about the environment keeps increasing, so any company looking to stay at the forefront has an imperative responsibility to deliver them.