If you’re looking for an object to upcycle, you could start in the kitchen. There are so many objects that can spark that idea you were hoping for. Another good place is a thrift store or a garage sale where they often have old or vintage cooking and/or baking tools for sale.
The designer of the lamp in this post did exactly that. He visited garage sales and collected several interesting objects.
Distorted view gives cake moulds new function
Earlier this year upcycleDZINE showed you the Du Bon Pied desk lamp. It’s an upcycle design piece by a creative French company called LUMPO, founded by Patrick Othoniel, based in Roche | France.
And now another unique upcycle design piece by this creative company. This original pendant lamp is called CRAZY ROCKET. Patrick took three old cake moulds and three plastic reflectors he had collected at garage sales. His creativity in combination with craftsmanship let to this amazing lamp. The pendant lamp is both futuristic and in a way vintage.
“LIGHT SEEMS TO BE AN OBSESSION. I’M THE TYPE TO RAVE IN FRONT OF A SETTING SUN RAY ON A STAIRCASE. LIGHT AND OBJECTS. THE OBJECTS I HAVE ALWAYS PICKED UP, REPAIRED, PATCHED, KEPT, RAISED. I HAUNTED GARAGE SALES AND FILLED MINE. COMPULSIVE COLLECTOR (THE LIST OF MY COLLECTIONS WOULD BE TOO LONG, RANGING FROM SNOW BALLS TO FRUIT LABELS). I DON’T THROW ANYTHING AWAY. I HATE THIS IDEA AND THAT AWFUL PHRASE: PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE.”
After his studies in fine arts he kept a ‘distorted view’ of the world. “For instance, a haystack and it’s a Monet. Three apples and it’s a Cézanne. But art can give new life to objects by assembling them as the Surrealists, recontextualizing them as Pop Art. It is also upcycling which is only ‘doing something new with the old’.”
Finally it happened. When he was looking for an upcycling idea, a small light bulb popped up over his head, just like in comics. And that’s when he started to create lamps!
Photos © LUMPO
If you like this upcycle design lamp, you should definitely have a look at LUMPO’s entire collection. Inspiring to see that a distorted view can lead to such an amazing design.