1. CORE, an acronym for Coconut Recycled, is a chandelier by Malaysia-based designer Ed Chew. Built with an outside layer of recycled coconut spheres, the lighting fixture is based upon the original Tetrapak lamp (also designed by Chew). If you would like to see how to build a Tetrapak lamp, click here. (via)
2. The 300 Paper Cups Lamp is a large sea urchin-like hanging lamp designed by Swiss artist Christian DuCharme. This custom lamp was recently spotted by CollabCubed at the Lafayette Espresso Bar + Market in lower Manhattan. It is made from 300 reclaimed “It’s Our Pleasure to Serve You” paper cups, cut into slim triangles.
3. Ella is made from 310 plastic drinks bottles by UK-based designer Sarah Turner. Each of the bottles was sandblasted to turn them white, and then hand pieced together to form the organic round shape. With an overall size of over one meter (or 3.5 feet) wide, the lamp contains three efficient energy bulbs which generate a low enough amount of heat that the bottles do not melt or deform in anyway. Click here, if you are interested in purchasing an Ella, or to see more images of its construction process. (via)
4. The Booklight is a paper lampshade designed by architect Anja Verdonk of Ginkgo Studio. Using old posters, upcycled books, and even feathers, Verdonk constructs organic forms which serve as lamp shades. To see more of her work, check out her store on Etsy.