Sustainable roundups: 10 pendant lamps for people and the planet

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Lampshades are items that lend themselves to designers’ creativity. They can take a myriad of shapes and be made of various materials, including eco-friendly ones!

So today we’re reviewing 10 examples of sustainable lampshades; all taken from riivin (opened in a new window/tab), the sustainable interior design platform I curate!

Natural fibres

From bamboo to seagrass and rattan, weaving natural fibres into lampshades creates rich natural textures and interesting light–and–shadow effects.
Weaving is a traditional craft in many areas of the world and the production of such lampshades is often a way to support this long-lived skill.

Product selection:

Wicker pendant lamp over a sofa.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Bottega Intreccio (opened in a new window/tab)

Natural “debris”

There is no waste in nature. But many natural “debris” such as fallen leaves and organic waste can be given additional value when used as raw materials.

Product selection:

Pendant lamp made of coffee grounds.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Decafé (opened in a new window/tab)
Pendant lamp made of fallen leaves displayed in a forest.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Miyuca (opened in a new window/tab)
Pendant lamps made of natural debris lined on a table.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Caracara (opened in a new window/tab)
Pendant lamps made of agricultural waste.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: High Society (opened in a new window/tab)

Upcycling

Upcycling is defined as the act – or rather the art – of reusing a material / object for an application that increases its value.

Product selection:

Pendant lamps made with an old fan.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Livable World (opened in a new window/tab)
Pendant lamps made of corrugated cardboard displayed over a table.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Tabitha Bargh (opened in a new window/tab)

Textiles

Textile lampshades can come from a variety of sources including production leftovers, plastic waste, natural fibres, and more!

Product selection:

Pendant lamps made with plastic bottles felt.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Muuto (opened in a new window/tab)
Pendant lamps made with fabric scraps shaped as flowers.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: Market Set (opened in a new window/tab)
Pendant lamps hanging over a side table.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: LumaLano (opened in a new window/tab)

roundup

Moodboard showing 10 sustainable lampshades.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>

1 Sfera - by Bottega Intreccio (opened in a new window/tab)
2 Koji S6 - by Decafé (opened in a new window/tab)
3 LAAB - by Miyuca (opened in a new window/tab)
4 Pine Needles - by Caracara (opened in a new window/tab)
5 Carton C5 - by Tabitha Bargh (opened in a new window/tab)
6 Under the Bell - by Muuto (opened in a new window/tab)
7 Fan - by Livable World (opened in a new window/tab)
8 Highlight Wine - by High Society (opened in a new window/tab)
9 Sonia Laudet - by Market Set (opened in a new window/tab)
10 Luma Unika - by LumaLano (opened in a new window/tab)

Head over to riivin (opened in a new window/tab) for more sustainable interior design inspiration!

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On Valeria said:
Che bella questa selezione, Silvia! Non conoscevo le lampade di Miyuca e LumaLano. Tutti questi design dimostrano come sostenibile non vuol dire rinunciare all'estetica.
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On Silvia - DforDesign said:
Grazie Valeria! Assolutamente, io ne sono fermamente convinta e cerco sempre di dimostrarlo con i prodotti che seleziono. Sono contenta tu abbia pensato lo stesso! :)
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