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Malva by Ett la Benn

Milan 2010: German design studio Ett la Benn present a collection of lamps made by drying out sponge cloths over moulds in the Zona Tortona district of Milan this week.

Called Malva, the collection includes pendant and floor lamps, and relies on the natural qualities of cellulose and viscose.

The lamps are on show as part of an exhibition called Made in Berlin - Open Process Exhibition.

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Photographs are by diephotodesigner.

The following information is from the designers:

malva / malva is a series of lights inspired by the natural qualities of cellulose and viscose. The objects are generated by the forming of moistened sponge cloth and its subsequent hardening by air drying on a mould.

The translation of this customary material into individual design pieces through basic processes of forming and drying measures up to the highest demands in sustainability and eco friendliness: all objects are compostable.

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