Las Gordas by Christian Vivanco
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Christian Vivanco, in collaboration with the Casa Gutierrez Najera gallery in Queretaro, Mexico, created the lighting project, Las Gordas. Las Gordas is a series of lamps in varied sizes made from a commonly used plastic colander. The colander is used as the base of the lamp in combination with a translucent shade. The idea behind the project was to take an object and to reinterpret it into a different context, thereby making it a new object. In other words, the series of lamps reinforces the idea that we should rethink what is already available, instead of creating entirely new objects in a world completely oversaturated.

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.