More books are printed every year, read and discarded. Even though many are taken to charity shops, they mostly go unsold and the charities have to pay for the books to be sent to landfill. For example 10,000 books a week from one charity will go to waste. There is currently no infrastructure set up to recycle the paper from books because the paper is low grade and the glue on the spine must be removed.
These wasted books are used to create an attractive chandelier. Every page is folded in half, producing a circular arrangement which hangs around a ceiling light.
Lampshade only. Fits standard UK and European pendant light fittings. (email for details or email to request fittings to be included)
|Materials||Books, Stainless steel|
|Dimensions||37.5 x 37.5 x 20 cm|
Lula Dot was created at the beginning of 2009 and operates from a studio Hackney London. Lula Dot is a company which aims to upcycle London's waste into lasting beauty. Lucy works as freelance designer in London.
Lucy has exhibited her work at Marsden Woo Gallery 100% Design 08 [Re]Design Contains in Newcastle Ditchling Museum in East Sussex Colette in Paris and the Geffery Museum. Her work is currently on show at the Science Museum in London and the Museum of Design in Plastics in Bournemouth.
Lucys latest projects have dealt with the problem of waste. She has tackled this by reusing waste to create beautiful products but has also tried to create products which encourage emotional attachment and therefore increase a product's durability. Lucy works with a range of materials and objects to create lights jewellery and furniture.