Spanish designer Alvaro Catalan de Ocon launched the PET Lamp project in 2011 and has since worked with a variety of international communities to repurpose plastic waste. One piece from 2018 uses fibres and PET to create unique looking lamps.
Do you find IKEA’s home furnishing offerings a bit too bland? Want something new and unique? Ever considered your recycling box a potential goldmine for interior lamp décor?
Designer Alvaro Catalan de Ocon has your back, dear reader.
Working with communities all around the world, Alvaro set up the Spanish PET Lamp project in 2011 to reimagine discarded plastic bottles and turn them into home furniture. He uses a combination of PET plastics and intricate weaving processes to create new lighting products that are sustainable.
The idea was a response to the growing plastic problem in the Colombian Amazon. It aims to both raise awareness of long-term pollution and demonstrate how indigenous weaving traditions can be used to tackle modern day problems.