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Lighting manufacturer LightArt just released a new collection of lighting fixtures that are made from upcycled plastic waste. The Coil Collection came about after more than two years of research and development with the help of the engineering division of their parent company 3form. The results are a series of matte pendant fixtures made via additive manufacturing that resemble the look and feel of spun pottery.
LightArt founder Ryan Smith set out to discover how the company could turn recycled material into a polished product and they made it happen thanks to material science and design. Much like many companies in the industry, LightArt was searching for what they could do with all of the waste they produce. They worked in collaboration with 3form and other polymer companies to perfect and reach the final recipe. The Coil Collection is currently made from the brand’s waste material, but they aim to go beyond that and work with other companies in the future to become a manufacturer of net positive products.
With a particular look and feel in mind, LightArt created the Coil Collection in a monochrome black and white palette in seven different pendant shapes. The textured pendants have distinct silhouettes highlighted by a matte finish that give them a pottery feel. To further enhance the handmade feel, they can tweak the pieces with slight algorithmic adjustments.