Yep, These Lamps + Home Objects Are Made From Cardboard and Tape
This is not an optical illusion or an art installation. Designed by Dutch designer Annebet Philips for Italian design brand Seletti, CUT ’N PASTE is a family of objects – a candelabra, lamps, clock, mirror, frames, and shelves – that are made entirely of recycled cardboard and tape. Not only do these pieces work, they are also available for purchase in a limited edition run.
While cardboard and tape are normally just used for the prototyping stage of a design process, Philips learned that they actually work well as a finished product. She explains, “Thanks to the cardboard, the products are light and the lamps are easy to hang or place, while the contrasting tape gives them a strong, graphic look. An epoxy layer gives the items extra strength and durability.”
The collection is creative, playful, and unconventional. It also is a testament of how designers and brands can address the issue of sustainability in design.
The collection is available exclusively at seletti.com.