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Yep, These Lamps + Home Objects Are Made From Cardboard and Tape

03.03.22 | By
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.

cardboard candelabra

cardboard candelabra

cardboard table lamp

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.”

cardboard table lamp

cardboard pendant

cardboard pendant

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.

cardboard mirror

cardboard shelf

cardboard light

cardboard clock

cardboard mirror

cardboard mirror

cardboard mirror

cardboard shelf

cardboard shelf

lightbulb

Annabet Philips

Designer Annebet Philips

The collection is available exclusively at seletti.com.

As the Lifestyle editor, Vy Yang is obsessed with discovering ways to live well + with intention through design. She's probably sharing what she finds over on Instagram stories. You can also find her at vytranyang.com.