DIY: Recycled Geometric Light

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This isn’t so much a DIY project complete with tons of instructions so much as it is a jaw-dropping example of what you can do when you grab a bunch of repurposed trash and really put your mind to it. If you can follow these photos well enough to replicate this stunning light, more to you. We kind of just wanted to blog about it to highlight what a modern idea it is. From Yanko Design (they explain it really well):

“Designer Ed Chew takes a green step in the right direction with the TetraBox lamp, a light object made from discarded drink packets that would have otherwise ended up in landfills already packed to the brim. The design is achieved by unfolding the packets and refolding them into hexagonal and pentagonal sections that are then pieced together to form a geodesic sphere or any other desired shape. Here, the Epcot-like ball makes an attractive overhead light and casts an impressive web of shadows and shapes on the surrounding space.” Whoa. More photos here.

What do you think? Would you ever attempt trying to make something similar to this with own trash? We’d love to hear from you!

Images: Yanko Design

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