American designer Victor Vetterlein has made a lamp out of egg boxes.
Called Trash Me, the product is made of pulped packaging spread over a mould and left to dry for several days.
An electrical cord and bulb are then added, plus a bag of bird seed to weight the base.
See also: Packaging Lamp by David Gardener.
Here's some more information from Vetterlein:
Introducing Trash Me lamps by Victor Vetterlein
The intent of the Trash Me lamps project is to create a product that is born from the trash and returned to the trash after a short but useful life cycle.
The concept word for the Trash Me lamps design is transient.
Each Trash Me lamp is created from four paper egg cartons, blended with water, poured over a mold, and smoothed by hand to form a section.
After drying for a few days, the sections are fastened together with aluminum screw posts.
A cloth electrical cord with recyclable electrical fixture parts is used for the lighting.
For the Trash Me desk lamp, a paper bag filled with bird seed provides added weight to stabilize the base.
At the end of its life, the Trash Me lamp can be quickly dissembled and the parts reused or recycled back into the trash to be born again as something as new.
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