São Paulo Lamps From Heinecken Bottles
London and São Paulo-based Studio Swine has designed a curious series of lamps that are a part of a bigger collection named after famous Brazilian city, São Paulo. The project is interesting because they have used waste materials, particularly Heineken beverage bottles, to produce the light bulbs collection. This is an excellent example of how upcycling in a contemporary design can be aesthetically pleasing.
São Paulo Lamps
Awesome Sao Paulo Cactus Lamp
Designers Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves have certainly found a purpose to the waste they have collected in the streets of the big city. Their curious find is reflected in the recent collection of lamps that is a part of a bigger installation dedicated to the hot Brazilian city, São Paulo. This collection has various lamp designs like a Cactus Standing Light, Shelf Light of 5, Shelf light of 3, Bottle Bulb that is a cluster of bulbs hanging like a pendant.
Studio Swine is known for its innovative projects in interior design, with a hint toward sustainable development. They also place an important role on making aesthetically pleasing objects, as they seem to be convinced that a balance between sustainability and functionality should also be appealing, and that is a desired proportion between innovation and contemporary furnishing objects.
Since their establishment, Studio Swine has been working in collaboration with Veuve Clicquot, Swarovski & Droog. They had the chance to present themselves in the various design exhibitions at the Barbican, V&A, New York & London Fashion Week and Gwangju Biennale curated by Ai Wei Wei. They have also received several international awards, including – the Gold Prize at BIO23 Biennale of Design Slovenia, Wallpaper* Design Award and were recently nominated for Designs of the Year Award 2013 at the Design Museum London. So what do you think about this lamp collection?