A Collection of Lamps Made From Shoelaces

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.


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.







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.


[via MoCo Loco]

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.