Sustainable Shell

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This beautiful lamp called Nautilus is from designer maker Rebecca Asquith. The lamp has a unique sea shell appearance and a unique way of collapsing; it folds like a Chinese fan so that it can go from flat pack to the stunning shell form in seconds with no real assembly required. The hanging lamp is made from sustainably grown hoop pine ply and is manufactured using a minimum of energy and resources.

The lamp is available from Unless; a couple of designers linked by their environmental concern. It is directed by New Zealand based designers Rebecca Asquith and Tim Wigmore. Their website also features work from New Zealand designer David Trubridge. Their aim is “to promote high quality design works that are produced with conscious effort to mitigate harm to the environment. Unless selects works that demonstrate that the designer has engaged with issues of sustainability.” It’s always good to see objects that embrace sustainable design and also look great.

Via Inhabitat/Keetsa

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