Some time ago upcycleDZINE featured a design by Transfodesign, the ‘Hawaii Lamp‘. These Barcelona based designers amaze me every time. They try to promote upcycle design through participating in events and fairs. In 2011 they started their initiative that promotes design with reuse and upcycling, Trash Investigation Series. This is an annual event, traditionally part of Barcelona Design Festival.
Upcycle design made from bamboo to fit in any home
Another one of their upcycle design products is the stunning ‘Bamboo Light‘. “A ceiling lamp ‘transfodesigned’ from a bamboo cane and a flexible stainless steel wire. The original design was conceived from a bamboo cane found at the Barceloneta beach and a recovered flexible wire (manual pipes plunger). Its simple design can fit any home, office or interior style.”
Photos © Transfodesign
“Transfodesign is a creative organization that follows two main principles in its operation:
Create design through transformation (residues, obsolete objects, natural elements, construction debris) and Transform through design (people, work spaces, lifestyles, conscience, policies, societies, urban settlements).”
Everyone at Transfodesign is guided by the belief that everything can be given a second life by transformation. “To us, design is a problem solving tool. Every person is a designer, every product and problem can be either defined or solved by design approach. Employing the already established Cradle to Cradle and the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) concepts, Transfodesign gives life to used goods to bring value designer items to the market. Our goal is to explore these methods and extend further their application. Therefore, we seek for the application of upcycling and creative reuse in architecture, landscape design, urban interventions, industrial design, production etc.”