They say, charity begins at home. While we may think that there is nothing we can do to decelerate the environmental degradation that we have all been witness to for the last several decades, taking the first step towards an eco-friendly lifestyle can be as simple as replacing those ugly plastic light fixtures with ones that are made from greener materials. One of the growing trends in the design world is that of lamps and lighting systems built using naturally occurring substances, such as wood, bamboo, jute and other natural fibers, paper, cardboard and so on.
Below is a list of 2 skillfully-crafted and also, aesthetically appealing designer bamboo luminaires that will enable you to do your part in protecting the environment.
1) ‘POP’ bamboo lampshades by Studio Ljung & Ljung
‘POP” bamboo lampshades by Studio Ljung & LjungAt the 2014 Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair, Swedish designers Martin Ljung and Greta Ljung displayed the beautiful ‘POP’ bamboo lampshades. Inspired by the basket-making techniques of local weavers of the Sop Moei district in Northern Thailand, the designer couple has created lightweight, eco-friendly designer lamps that also help promote indigenous crafts.
‘POP’ bamboo lampshades by Studio Ljung & Ljung_2Made from pre-soaked bamboo strips that are then woven around a basic metal frame, each of these lamps is handcrafted. The final structure is smoked over an open fire, to get rid of any pests in the bamboo and add a darker tinge to it.
2) Moolin by Iasfera
Moolin by IasferaFirst showcased at the 2011 Beijing Design Week, the incredibly artistic Moolin lamp is a masterpiece by designer Henri Garbers. Manufactured by Beijing-based studio Iasfera, this exclusively-handmade luminaire is built using pliable pieces of bamboo.
Moolin by Iasfera_2It follows the ancient Chinese technique of heating and bending bamboo strips. The bare finish of the bamboo in fact makes it look all the more authentic.