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Designer Recycled Lighting: DIY Building Blocks Made From Tetra Pak Boxes

Tetra Pak Light

These are some beautiful lights that are made out of recycled Tetra Brik boxes – which are mostly discarded drink cartons. The cartons are cut into strips and two shapes are made that can fit together to create a light shade. No glue is needed.

The two shapes (a polygon and a hexagon) are just the basic building blocks. With the two shapes you can build a range of different lights: from a spherical lamp, to a drum light or floor lamp. You can find the steps that Ed Chew, a Malaysian designer, took at his website here.

Tetra Pak Pendant Light

Tetra Pack Light

Tetra PaK Sphere Light

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Recycled Coffee Filters Turned Into Designer Lights

Coffee Filter Light

I’ve highlighted designers using coat hangers and wine bottles to create elegant light pieces. Now I’ve come across Lampada’s Etsy shop where they make a whole range of light fixtures using recycled coffee filters. The earth toned filters are creatively used to create different patterns and textures, resulting in beautiful lights as seen in the photos below. These lights are available for sale over at Etsy.

Colorful Coffee Filter Lamp

Coffee Filter Table Lamps

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