On this beautiful September morning I’m so glad to show you what I’ve been up to creating upcycle design. It has been a while since my latest upcycle lighting design MilkClover1. Again my latest design is a lamp made by using plastic milk containers. And this time I also used another object as a frame for this lighting piece. For more then a year I had a wire base for a plant waiting to be upcycled. At some point I wanted to bring it to a recycle point where they collect metal. But something kept telling me that I had to upcycle it and give it a second life.
Floor lamp with overlapping plastic strips
So finally, after trying many different creations using plastic milk containers, I came up with this new floor lamp called MilkChimney. For this upcycle design I used the middle part of plastic milk containers. Just by cutting a plastic strip, using scissors and connecting the ends with use of little metal eyelets. The long strips are overlapping each other around the wire base, thereby creating a lampshade with playful lines of light and transparency.
The design looked to me like a small chimney. That’s where the name is derived from. MilkChimney is made out of 48 plastic milk containers and a discarded metal wire base with a height of 76 cm. The lamp is 26 cm. at the top and 33 cm. at the bottom in diameter. The lower part of the lamp isn’t exactly round, but has some more flat parts due to the shape of the wire base, which makes it interesting.
Photos © Gilbert de Rooij
Well, as I always say, stay tuned because there are still some new ideas I’ve got for making other lamps and lampshades out of discarded objects.
If you like this design you should visit ‘My upcycle design‘ for more upcycle design made by me.
Design by Gilbert de Rooij | upcycleDZINE