Propane cylinders have an expiry date; you can't fill them after ten years of use. But you can cut them in half and make them into lovely lamps, like Félix Guyon of La Firme did. The giant match is a nice touch.
Jaime at Design Milk translates the description by the designer better than Google, that it is "a reminder about the evolution of lighting and of our relationship with fuels."
More at La Firme.