April 5, 2017

jonas edvard + wastED

How to best shed light on waste?

That question, and a curiosity about the natural resources we take for granted, inspired Danish designer Jonas Edvard to create the unique light fixtures featured in wastED London's dining room.

Composed of recycled paper and seaweed, Terroir lamps make use of marine algae harvested along the 8000-kilometer coastline of Denmark. The seaweed is dried, ground into a powder, and used as glue to create “a warm and tactile surface with the softness of cork and the lightness of paper.”

Meanwhile, Edvard’s Myx lamps ingeniously reimagine the mushroom mycelium byproducts of commercial Oyster mushroom farms, as well as plant fibers left over from the textile industry. The lamp is grown into shape during a period of 2-3 weeks, where the the materials come together to form a flexible (and partly edible!) textile.