Designers Petra Lilja and Jenny Nordberg of Apocalypse studio based in Malö, Sweden have designed a blob of a lamp. It looks as though the heat from the light has melted the material. But in actuality the designers worked within the philosophy of Apocalypse studio, re-using materials to form a recycled and renewed piece. The studio envisions materials as having a “Past, Present, Future”. They take into consideration the full lifecycle of a given material and use this as a jumping board for industrial design.

The piece itself emphasizes the waste from plastic manufacturing factories. When readjusting machines for a new shape, these massive machines produce large blobs of wasted plastic. The designers took this material and reimagined the function of such globular forms by illuminating it as worthwhile.

info and images taken from the Contemporist

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