Politician and environmentalist Hon. Nida Cabrera set up a challenge for Belgian product designer Sep Verboom to create a new product out of waste found in Cebu, Philippines. Verboom packed his bags and headed to the city and discovered that waste was a massive issue, causing both health and flooding problems. With Cebu being well-known for its weaving industry, it was a logical choice when it came to Verboom’s product design. Old fans were purchased in local junkshops and the base of the Fantasized project was born.

Fantasized: Discarded Fans Become Lighting in home furnishings  Category

Taking the old fans and weaving industrial waste strips through the frames in colorful patterns makes for the perfect lampshade.

Fantasized: Discarded Fans Become Lighting in home furnishings  Category

The project not only raises awareness when it comes to environmental issues, it supports the city residents working for their livelihood.

Fantasized: Discarded Fans Become Lighting in home furnishings  Category

Fantasized: Discarded Fans Become Lighting in home furnishings  Category

Fantasized: Discarded Fans Become Lighting in home furnishings  Category

Fantasized: Discarded Fans Become Lighting in home furnishings  Category

Fantasized: Discarded Fans Become Lighting in home furnishings  Category

Fantasized: Discarded Fans Become Lighting in home furnishings  Category

Fantasized: Discarded Fans Become Lighting in home furnishings  Category

Fantasized: Discarded Fans Become Lighting in home furnishings  Category

Fantasized: Discarded Fans Become Lighting in home furnishings  Category

Fantasized: Discarded Fans Become Lighting in home furnishings  Category