A few weeks ago I showed you a stylish upcycle design lamp called Link by British designer Matthew Appleby. And today it’s another design by this very creative upcycle designer. If you had a look at his work you may have seen this one. When I saw it I knew I had to show it on upcycleDZINE. A chandelier this stunning, made from objects that you wouldn’t expect to end up in a lamp, should be featured on upcycleDZINE.
Adjustable skylight gives different look
The design is an upcycle design called ‘Vasitas‘. Matthew who lives and works in London and Berlin, created this chandalier out of old skylights from Schöneberg | Berlin. This object contains 4 strip lights. It is possible to open or close each skylight in order to adjust the look or the intensity of light. It’s a very interesting upcycle design lamp because one can adjust it to whatever setting you like resulting in a different look.
Matthew creates objects mostly by using found objects, repairing, renovating and combining materials to make an object for a domestic interior. What I like about his work is that it shows that waste can have value by giving it a second life. The objects he creates are design pieces with a touch of art.
Photos © Matthew Appleby
Matthew designed Vasistas for a Kreuzberg | Berlin based company called ShowRaum. They have a great collection of hand made design and you can order custom made pieces of furniture and lighting directly from their designers. ShowRaum: “Discarded materials, a green attitude and a teaspoon of madness are the main ingredients in our work. ShowRaum hand picks and blends interesting creatives and their ideas and handles thereby complete interior design projects from concept to production and final install.”
I really like the name of the design. I think that it is phonetic for ‘Was ist das’, and that is German for ‘What is that’. Always nice to see people playing around with language or words.
Design by Matthew Appleby
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