Light Reading by Lula Dot

March 12, 2010

Lula Dot, the design studio of British designer Lucy Norman, which “aims to upcycle London’s waste into lasting beauty,” has created the Light Reading chandelier.

From the designer:

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 a beautiful chandelier. Every page is folded in half, producing a circular arrangement which hangs around a ceiling light.


Visit the Lula Dot website – here.