Using trash to create art is nothing new, but using trash to create stunning wicker lamp shades is definitely a new concept -- and it looks stunning.
Conceptualized by designer Alvaro Catalan de Ocon, this range of wicker lamp shades are actually created using old plastic bottles that are then hand woven by artisans in Chile. The 'PET Lamps' project is a collective effort between the designer and the craftspeople that help him turn plastic bottles into light art. The designer and his team have also created a second line -- 'Chimbarongo' -- using the bottles, but this time they implemented traditional crafty techniques from their hometown close to Santiago, Chile.
"The whole city is involved in working with wicker," says Catalan de Ocon.
This Range of Wicker Lamp Shades Turns Trash into a Source of Light
1. Recycled Lighting - Creating stunning wicker lamp shades from old plastic bottles presents a disruptive innovation opportunity in the lighting industry.
2. Sustainable Design - Exploring the use of recycled materials in artisanal creations like wicker lamp shades can lead to disruptive innovation in the design industry.
3. Community Collaboration - Involving local artisans in transforming waste into art, as seen in the PET Lamps project, opens up disruptive innovation opportunities in the community engagement sector.
1. Lighting - The use of recycled materials in wicker lamp shades can revolutionize the lighting industry.
2. Design - Incorporating sustainable design principles, such as using recycled materials in creations, can disrupt the design industry.
3. Community Engagement - Engaging local artisans in the transformation of waste materials into art presents disruptive innovation opportunities in the community engagement sector.