Today’s post is kind of special to me. Why? Well because it’s about an upcycle design lamp made out of discarded plastic milk bottles/containers. For those of you who are regular visitors of upcycleDZINE know that I like making upcycle design lamps. And the first ones I made, and main part of my collection, are also made out those plastic milk bottles. A great material to work with and a material with a sad but very important story to tell.
Feathers made out of milk bottles
When I stumbled upon this pendant lamp I loved it at first sight. This design is called Boa Lamp and is a creation by Secret Life of Plastic, based in Ennis | Ireland. The Boa Lamp is created by using lots of discarded plastic milk bottles. All these plastic parts are fashioned together on a reused old lampshade frame. The name of this design is derived from the fact that all those stylish tangled plastic strips look like a white feather boa.
A very nice aspect of this lamp is the playfulness in which the light shines through all the strips creating wonderful shadow effects. This version of the Boa Lamp was made as a private commission and is 50cm in diameter. Like I said, it’s made by using a lot of milk bottles, approximately 80!
Secret Life of Plastic:
“I believe bringing upcycle workshops to schools will unleash a mountain of creative, innovative ideas for a future filled with circular economy initiatives..!!”
The aim of Secret Life of Plastic is to give a renewed value to plastic and to make people more aware of the fact that this substance is built to last. The company creates a whole range of upcycled products like lamps, jewellery, flowers and wedding decor. All made from plastic waste such as bottles, containers and packaging.
Photos © Secret Life of Plastic
After reading this you know why I feel connected to where Secret Life of Plastic stands for and the lamp designs they make. Looking forward to seeing many more upcycle design lamps by them.