Wood 'waste' is surprisingly versatile, with creative people transforming it into patchwork furniture, zomes and even modular lighting. Following the latter tack, French design company Hurlu created this serene collection of lighting, made with reclaimed wood and painted in soothing colours.
Over at Designboom, the designers describe their lamp collection, which they've dubbed BEC:
Wooden boards deemed of deficient quality are saved from waste piles by embracing their contrary characteristics to render one of a kind pieces of lighting. Handmade in the Bordeaux region of France, the portable lamp can be employed in a range of functions via wall mounts.
Done as a collaboration with Atelier Eco-solidaire, the lamps can be mounted on the wall or placed on legs to convert them into floor lamps.
The slatted design is simple but effective in modulating its brightness, while a round opening in one of the sides serves as a convenient handle (and a way to change the bulb). The colours are purposefully understated but cheerful, ranging from coral, eucalyptus to a neutral cream, and more.
Priced at USD $83, these are tasteful little lamps that give a much-deserved second life to discarded wood, showing that waste can be much more useful that initially believed. See more over at Designboom and Hurlu.