Upcycle of a glass bottle
Published on December 24, 2015
LaFlor Lamp is a suspension lamp created by Nutcreatives studio for a spanish brand Lucirmás. It combines the upcycle of a glass bottle with the design of a lampshade in copper in order to revive the lasting beauty of a lamp.
The new object is totally handmade by local artisans using traditional manufacturing methods and with low technologies.
You can use it as a single unit or combined in a sequence of more elements .
This functional and timeless lamp fits in every place –homes, restaurants, hotels- and it becomes an item with lasting value over time.
LaFlor Lamp is easy to assembly and disassembly. The lampshade in copper is realized to keep his luster over time, and the final result with enamel fixed by oven allows distinguish the lamp into 3 different colours: white, yellow and black-brown.
Their main goals were:
1. No excuses. “When designing a piece with a recycled raw material such as a glass bottle, our main goal is to create a piece that works by itself. A lamp is a lamp, no matter what is made of. To use recycled stuff is not an excuse to do a worse product”.
2. Local production. The main producer, Lucirmás, is a local artisan from Barcelona, so we tried to work with other local small industries for the rest of the pieces, so we did with the copper lampshade.
3. Perfect logistics. LaFlor Lamp is easy to assembly and disassembly by the final user. Also, it has been designed in order to be sent by post, so it is both as lightweight and as flatpack as possible.
4. Lasting. We wanted to create a product that could last over generations. So we created a lamp with noble materials and far away from current fashion trends.
Nutcreatives is a creative agency founded in 2008 in Barcelona, which take into consideration sustainability parameters in all his projects. The aim of Nutcreatives is to solve real-world design issues always considering the functionality, the aesthetics, the quality and the environmental impact, social and economic of each object, with the purpose of arrive at a proposal of a good design.
Lucirmás is a spanish brand specialized in up-cycling bottles. Founded in 2006 by the italian designer Lucia Bruni.
Lucirmás designs and produces sustainable glass products which tell a story. Lucirmás made original, handcrafted objects from 100% recycled glass, offering the quality of a beautiful, artisan product. Lucirmás’ mission is to create products which make the most of the charm, value and versatility of recycled glass. Lucirmás products are elegant, simple and functional.
All their products are designed and handmade in Barcelona, Spain.
Material: 100% recycled glass and copper
Colours: white, yellow, black Brown
All photos from VictorMax©Photo.
In this video you can follow the unique making of of “laFlor Lamp”, a sustainable design suspension lamp produced in Barcelona by Lucirmás, in collaboration with designer Nutcreatives and local craftsmen. “laFlor Lamp” is made with upcycled and recycled materials.