In the post about Hooked on it I mentioned my visit in December 2014 to the Feel Good Market in Eindhoven. The Feelgood Market is a vibrant market ‘full of Design, Art, Fashion, Regional, vintage, jewelry, lifestyle, kids stuff, (bio) food and beautiful, original, quirky creations by inspired designers, artisans and creative types. Usually offered by the creator himself’. And in addition there’s also live music, workshops, dance and theater to be found. All in all a fantastic initiative and inspiring place be.
The indoor market was in the same building as where the Dutch Design Week was held in October, an old Philips building called ’Klokgebouw’ [Clock building].
PET bottles can be enchanting
When I entered the building I immediately stumbled upon a stand that showed amazing upcycle lighting design. The lamps where created by multidisciplinary designer Lucie Jansen and made out of discarded PET bottles.
You can imagine that I, being an upcycle lighting designer using plastic containers, was immediately captured by the designs. I’ve seen a lot of PET bottle designs in the last two years, but I haven’t seen lamps designed in this stylish and enchanting way.
These very creative lamps show what incredible value can be added when upcycling a simple everyday product like a PET bottle. Or as Lucie discribes it: “A re-use of PET bottles produced for single use in various shapes and colors, a worldwide problem with large amounts. With space for wonder and poetry arise surprisingly practical opportunities.”
Photos © Lucie Jansen
With years of experience and a background as a sculptor, Lucie translates requirements into products, diverse, surprising, poetic, practical. “The physical side of design, endless exploring material, trust my instincts. Amazement. My focus at this time; sustainable, innovative design products for manufacturing companies with their own residual material. Up-cycling, emphasize own identity co-creations and sharing thoughts.”