Trash Me: A Lamp From The Trash To The Trash

Published October 9, 2012 by Origami Architecture

Creating a useful item from trash can be a real-challenge to each of us. However, designer Victor Vetterlein is proud enough to submit his work to IGreenSpot and he introduces the Trash Me Lamp, a product that is made of trash and can be easily send back to trash after its useful life.

“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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