Aug 30, 2012

Lamp Shade Project #2

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Continuing my quest for the perfect lamp shade, I have discovered the designer Edward Chew, who makes these stunning lamp shades from discarded tetra box drinks cartons. The design is an incredible example of how a waste product can be re-purposed into something that's amazingly funky and looks like a disco ball light for the 21st Century - and lets face it, who doesn't love disco balls?



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Using approximately 450 empty soft drink packets. The boxes were unfolded and then transformed into 108 hexagons by cutting 6 strips of 6 squares, each 130mm x 21mm, to form a triangle.

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The triangles are then assembled into geometric shapes by folding them into hexagonal and pentagonal sections.
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They are then assembled without the use of any adhesives.

The end result casts an impressive web of shadows and shapes on the surrounding space.

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 In Edward Chew's own words:

“Packet drinks are one of the most favored soft drinks among Malaysians. We just love sipping packet drinks wherever we go and never actually bother about the thousands of boxes we discarded off after each quench, despite knowing the fact that landfills across our country are bursting at the seams.Perhaps, it’s about time we adopt a paradigm shift in our attitudes towards making this world a better place. As for me, here’s a little GREEN step I am taking to help reducing the amount of waste going to landfills. Introducing TetraBox Lamp. You will never look at empty packet drinks the same way again!”


Next week - Photo Montage Lamp Shade.
Image: Under the Sycamore Tree

2 comments:

  1. Thats a lot of drinks, poor Gus will become addicted to sugar!

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  2. If I can source Dr Pepper for myself I could probably get my hands on some Cherry Vimto. Failing that - he could get easily get hooked on Ribena Plus (with added calcium) Ohhhhhhh.

    Either way. 90 weeks from now - he'll be as high as a kite and we'll have an amazing Disco Ball. Woop Woop.

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