Deciding to live green does not mean you have to compromise on design. In actual fact, recycling discarded goods, gives you the ability to revamp and possibly improve on an existing design, without spending a fortune.
Recycling is the act of processing used or abandoned materials for use in creating new products. As a creative I find it really exciting to find a furniture piece or a discarded item on the side of the road. When I do, I try and push myself to find a unique new design, or purpose for the chucked-out piece.
A while back someone gave me two concrete core samples as she knew I could use it somehow.
Because there is no steel in the core, it is prone to crumble and break. I decided to use slices in my latest lamp design.
This has a two-fold function: Firstly it makes the base heavier and sturdier. Secondly it gives the base some texture and makes the overall design more interesting. (Apologies for low resolution pics)
For the base I used one of the bookends I salvaged a few years ago to make the Pixar Lamp.
I also used a piece of copper as the backbone. And some odds and ends to complete the product.
No need for trash to look ugly! I love it to the core! ❤