(PRWEB UK) 4 October 2013
The lighting business is all about helping the environment these days, and the latest product to utilise the green message is the Drum Lamp from Dutch-born, Helsinki-based designer Willem Heeffer, reports MNN. Made from up-scaled washing machine drums, the lamps use old materials to create a truly unique home lighting design. A powdered coating is applied with matching fabric braided cable.
Designer/photographer Heeffer said: "When I work with old materials, I take them out of context, use it in an unexpected way to create something new. The goal is to first see a beautiful product after which you discover the history behind it. Only then the products are no longer viewed as trash and have become design pieces.
“An up-cycled product is founded on three principles: locally sourced and recycled materials, handmade to the highest standard and transforming or reinventing to something which totally disconnects from its past.”
To create the lamps, Heeffer looked for old, yet salvageable, washing machine drums in recycling centres. The 5W circular fluorescent tube is placed in the machine’s drive wheel – an LED version is also available – and each lamp is fitted with a light diffusing acrylic sheet. 90% of the Drum Lamp is made from reused materials, and the lamp is available in a range of colours.
Leading home lighting company, Lights 4 Living, has responded to new of Willem Heeffer’s Drum Lamp, commending it for the use of recycled materials. A spokesperson from the company said:
“Here at Lights 4 Living, we are always happy to see innovative new home lighting ideas that also help the environment, and the Drum Lamp is a wonderful example of an eco-friendly idea that’s been converted into a modern and attractive lamp for use around the home.”
Lights 4 Living are a leading lighting company based in Bath that stock a wide and ever-growing range of home lighting. With over thirty-five years in the lighting industry, Lights 4 Living have a great relationship with many lighting manufacturers so can offer unbeatable competitive prices on ceiling lights, picture lights, wall lights and more.