MilkChain: lampshade from milk containers by Gilbert de Rooij – upcycleDZINE
I’m very excited because finally I’ve finished another upcycle design.  This new design is called ‘MilkChain‘. It’s number eleven in a series of lampshades made out of plastic milk containers. Like many of you know by now these plastic milk containers are cut into three parts, bottom, middle and top. MilkChain is made from the middle part of containers. It has some resemblance to MilkWaves, in the way it is constructed.
Every time I design a lampshade made out of these containers I determine if the design should let one see which object was used. In other words, when you look at the lampshade should you recognize the milk container or not. And in this case you shouldn’t and I hope I succeeded in doing so.

Plastic milk containers interlock and float

MilkChain has a way of floating in air and being very aerial because of its slender shape. This lampshade is 60 cm. in diameter. The shape is formed by interlocking segments. These segments are made by connecting  strips cut out from the middle section of a milk container.
The lines and transparency of the material work very well together, especially when the light is turned on. The amount of light and transparency depends of course on the lightbulb that is used.

MilkChain: lampshade from milk containers by Gilbert de Rooij – upcycleDZINE
MilkChain: lampshade from milk containers by Gilbert de Rooij – upcycleDZINE
MilkChain: lampshade from milk containers by Gilbert de Rooij – upcycleDZINE
Well, like I said last time, stay tuned because there are still some new ideas I’ve got for making other lampshades out of plastic milk containers.
Please take a look at a few other photos at ‘See more photos’ and visit ‘My upcycle design‘ for more upcycle design made by me.

MilkChain: lampshade from milk containers by Gilbert de Rooij – upcycleDZINE
MilkChain: lampshade from milk containers by Gilbert de Rooij – upcycleDZINE
Photos © Gilbert de Rooij

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