Visitors of upcycleDZINE know by now that this blog is the place for unique upcycle design. On this blog we always try to show design made out of upcycling discarded objects. Thereby preventing waste going to waste. But, you may think, why not show recycling? Well recycling uses energy and water to change the physical properties of the original material. The object or material is transformed into a new material. The value of this material isn’t higher than before.
The biggest differences between re- and upcycling are: The latter uses much less energy and/or water. Secondly the upcycled object has a complete new function. And thirdly the upcycle design product has a higher value than before.
Scrap parts upcycled into playful appearance
This time I want to make an exception. Design that combines recycling and upcycling. And to show you what I mean upcycleDZINE found a very friendly desk lamp. The design is called ‘Decem‘ by German design company LuxUnica, founded by designer Philipp Ullrich. The desk lamp is a fun and original design showing an unusual combination of objects.
The desk lamp Decem consists of a remaining piece of a 200 year old oak bar and various scrap parts. The lampshade is made of papier-mâché and attached to a colorful red fabric wire that runs over an old fork of a hay tedder. This fork together with all the other parts gives this upcycle design desk lamp a very playful and interesting appearance.
“We at LuxUnica make unique lighting and impressive furniture. With us scrap gets a completely new meaning in our throwaway society. We opted for upcycling, because we love the challenge of changing apparently useless and discarded everyday objects into new and creative shapes.”
Photos © LuxUnica
LuxUnica sees no limits in the design possibilities when it comes to alienating the individual parts and thereby giving them a completely new meaning.
Decem is another great upcycle design telling its own story and showing a perfect combination of recycling, upcycling and nature.