Sydney-based design studio Heliograf, founded by Angus Ware and Jeffrey Simpson, created its playful Light Soy Pendant Light to highlight the often ignored sources of plastic pollution – such as the fish-shaped soy sauce bottles that come with sushi.
Each lamp is made from mouth-blown glass and features powder-coated aluminium accessories. The lights come in biodegradable packaging made from upcycled sugarcane fibre, and the designers direct a share of revenue to ocean cleanups, environmental education and sustainable design initiatives.
The mains-powered ceiling light also has a bespoke aluminium ceiling canopy that was inspired by soy sauce. The modular designs means parts can be swapped out or upgraded, including the signature red cap that unscrews from the fish shaped-lamp.
"Through our design practice and our partnership with 1% For the Planet we want to show that small things matter and that good design can make a difference," Ware said.
The Light Soy Pendant Light also comes in a table lamp version and was longlisted for Dezeen Awards 2020 in the lighting design category.
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