Gisela Stiegler
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Vienna, Austria-based artist Gisela Stiegler began creatively as a trained painter but evolved into a sculptor. Her Lampenfieber series, made from expanded polystyrene waste material carved into functional works of art, includes lighting and wall shelves. Once sculpted and lacquered in one of a few colors you would never know they were made from upcycled salmon fish boxes.

Photos by Felix Friedmann Photography.

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.