Nir Meiri turns cabbage leaves into paper-like lampshades

London-based studio Nir Meiri has teamed up with designer Vaidehi Thakkar to create a series of lamps with shades made from red cabbage leaves. The delicate veins and marbled colouring of the leaves shine through when a light source is applied. This organic aesthetic is contrasted with a simple, black and golden base housing the […]

Nea Studio creates lamps from dried seaweed

Curling edges detail these hanging lamps that New York designer Nina Edwards Anker has created from dried sheets of algae. Edwards Anker, who runs Brooklyn practice Nea Studio, moulded sheets of the marine plant around objects and left them to dry to create the cylindrical pendants. “We allow the raw nature of each individual sheet […]

Layer designs pendant lamps based on silkworm cocoons for Muuto

Benjamin Hubert‘s design studio Layer has created a series of cocoon-like pendant lights for Danish furniture brand Muuto, inspired by the silkworm’s act of “self-wrapping”. The lighting collection, called Strand, comprises four simple pendant lamps made using a fibrous polymer material that is sprayed over a lightweight steel structure to form a “cocoon”. This process […]

Zhekai Zhang uses waste coffee grounds to create marble effect on Coffire lamps

Designer Zhekai Zhang has developed a method of staining porcelain with used coffee grounds to mimic the texture of marble, and applied the technique to a collection of lamps called Coffire. The method, inspired by ancient Chinese pit-firing techniques, forms an “imperfect” random texture, meaning each Coffire pendant light is different. The lamps are one […]

Bandido Studio coats Aura lamp with Mexican enamel

Mexican designer Bandido Studio has created a pendant lamp with a textured charcoal grey surface created by heating up black enamel. Puebla-based Bandido Studio created Aura’s deliberately imperfect surface by heating a Mexican Peltre enamel coating to upwards of 700 degrees Celsius. The result is a departure from the studio’s previous matt and glossy finished metal lighting […]

Bomma unveils Blimp crystal lighting by Big-Game at Milan design week

Dezeen promotion: Czech design brand Bomma has released a collection of hand-blown crystal lighting designed by Swiss studio Big-Game. Called Blimp, the crystal lighting collection features three sizes of pendant lamps: a table lamp, a floor lamp and a wall or ceiling light. Bomma has unveiled its Blimp lighting collection On show at Milan design week, […]

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