Sometimes I ask myself why I like upcycle design? First answer that pops up in my mind is that upcycle design attracts my attention. But why? Well it sheds a whole new light on normal everyday objects that are discarded or we tend to throw away. It shows what incredible new design can be created with a few tweaks or by attaching it to something else. And another reason is fun. Most of the time looking at upcycle design makes me smile. These are just a few reasons why I like upcycle design. And of course upcycle design reduces the amount of waste destined for landfill.
A lampshade mixture of old and new
In continuing to create an upcycle design showcase and to show what it’s all about I’m adding another fantastic and fun design. The name of this upcycle design lighting piece is Lampshade Stand [Lampenschirmständer in German]. The design is by Ideenklette, founded by Micha Fohl and based in Kodersdorf | Germany.
Micha wanted to make a great floor lamp from various lampshades for quite a while. “It failed, however, to a suitable idea for lighting. A light rod seemed to me as the most suitable solution to make a mixture of old and new. I only had to paint a metal basket as foot, fit it and ready she was. Looks in the dark really great and is in the light a real eye-catcher.”
Photos © Ideenklette
Micha started Ideenklette to have the opportunity to present his current projects [Fb]. “Because of my varied interests, I have incorporated very different facets. Basic idea of my objects is to question consumption. I’m playing with the idea of values. Everyone defines its values differently – and therefore the consumer – has a different understanding of value. If waste is however turned into something new, this structure is messed up. A rethink is needed. If an old discarded table is transformed with little means into a little eye-catcher and thereby is having disproportionately more value, I have reached my goal.”
Today’s featured upcycle design incorporates all aspects that I told you about in the beginning of this post. I really like this totally different looking floor lamp. Maybe it’s just me, but to me the design looks like a female dancer.