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A Collection of Lamps Made From Shoelaces
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Curro Claret worked with Metalarte on a social project that produced a series of lamps made from shoelaces. The Shoelaces collection involved working with people who might have had a rough past and are trying to get back on their feet. Through design, it’s an opportunity to assist in their recovery.

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Using reclaimed shoelaces from Camper shoe stores, the colorful and quirky lampshades are made from open metal frames with the laces tied side-by-side around it.

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Claret worked with Camper previously to design one of their stores in Barcelona based on his work using reclaimed materials and a group of people from the Arrels Foundation. The process had the people not only building the furniture but involved them in the design process along the way. The result is a curtain made from shoelaces.

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Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.