Recyclable though it may be, glass is among the more popular materials for upcycling projects—for which lamps are the obvious choice. (Plastic bottles are also particularly popular among DIYers, whether they're repurposed ultra-lo-fi lighting solution or a series of experimental abat-jours.) In fact, the glass bottle is an old-world touchstone to the point that designers have taken to crafting bespoke bottles for their lamps.
London's DeGross Studio returned to the OG form for their new series of "Utrem Lux" lamps. Made mostly from discarded bottles, which they found behind their studio, and wood offcuts from their neighbords W. Hanson wood merchants, they've crafted a series of lamps.
Don't miss the quasi-instructional making-of video:
DeGross will present the bottles at Designers Block during London Design Festival next month.