100% recycled table lamps by Green Spirit Creations
100% recycled table lamps by Green Spirit Creations
Beautify your home with stylish lamps made from 100 percent recycled cardboard and support young designers' community.
Beautify your home with stylish lamps made from 100 percent recycled cardboard and support young designers' community. Read more
About this project
Green Spirit Creations on media:
"Its stylish household lamps are made from 100 percent recycled cardboard and form part of a larger trend of refashioning cardboard for unconventional use" Gizmag.com
"Students designing modern home decor items but challenging themselves by using almost entirely recycled materials to make their designs" EzebeeMag
"The lamp [Gold Cube] has been meticulously engineered, with inside and outside details been thoughtfully crafted to make it close to perfection." Homecrux.com
Who we are
Green Spirit Creations was started in 2012 January as brother's and sister's school experiment to test the possibilities of creating quality products only from 100% recycled materials.
The market was already full of extreme choice of nicely designed products, therefore we were striving to transform design into more than just a product.
We brought together more creative minds to design and handcraft home interior accessories from 100% recycled materials. Now we are the team of 6 people developing ideas and paying a lot of attention of how design affects mood and spirits of people and most importantly our environment.
Creations we would like to share with you:
Table lamp: COVER LAMP "Dorothy of Green"
Because cardboard was so easy to work with, also as it was one of the most ecological materials we could get at that time, the first idea came to create something out of used cardboard boxes, which shops were usually throwing away to trash bins. Therefore, the form of cardboard sheets have made us think 2D: as a result the design of the lamp is two dimensional.
After having our first prototypes, we participated in several local trade fairs and national competitions, where we got 4 nominations for the most ecological idea and sustainable business.
We will add you 2 covers to your COVER LAMP reward!
Personalize it in your own way!
This lamp was made only from used cardboard boxes gathered from local stores and shops. In this way we recycled in even more efficient way, avoiding waste transportation, material reprocessing and redistributing.
Night table lamp: GOLD CUBE / "Annette from gold mill"
Our first creations were beautiful and minimalistic, therefore some of them appeared in DIY projects on various blogs. It was a time to create something more impressive and technological.
Adomas tried his chances and with one of them we instantly fell in love.
It was a cube night lamp and as soon as it was lit up, its reflections of light reminiscent gold: this is how the name GOLDEN CUBE has born.
To improve this lamp and make it more rigid and long-lasting we used 100% recycled plastics to cover the exterior of the lamp. It was also important to us to make this lamp closer to perfection, therefore we have improved how the lamp looks inside of the case.
The materials used to create GOLDEN CUBE are 100% recycled cardboard and plastic. To produce these lamps we will use low energy consuming laser cutter, which, together with all ventilation systems, will consume as much power as just a single microwave.
Why are we gathering funds?
After 2 years of intense researching, designing, experimenting and prototyping, we believe that we are ready to start making our creations accessible to everyone who care about environment and would love to have something special at their home. However, in order to do this we have to go through safety certification, also as to buy required tools (instead of expensively renting them): it does cost a lot of money we don't have ourselves. If we were to sell our lamps in small quantities, its price would be outrageous, for example: if we were to buy required electronics to make 5 lamps it would cost at least 5 times more than if we were to make 100 of them at once. With your help we can make our environmentally friendly products more affordable and accessible to much more people. This is why we really need your help!
Let start making the dreams become reality!
Minimum Goal £7500
It will also allow us to buy required materials and rent tools, which would let us materialize our Golden Cube & Cover Lamp, which backers will be able to receive this as a token of our gratitude. By reaching this goal we also be able to develop our brand and team to bring our creations accessible to more people.
Stretch Goal £25000
IN ADDITION, we will be able to acquire our own long-wished laser cutter machine, which is the most efficient and sustainable tool we have ever used for our production. It would let us develop our own creative space where our team will further and much faster develop new ideas and make it happen, also as increase our capability to get more talented people to join us and make their dreams become reality.
How we will do it?
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Risks and challenges
We got used to using laser cutter also as other tools, we have done prototyping and many improvements of our products for 2 years now, therefore we are exactly sure of how much time it takes to make each part of our creations.
The delivery deadlines which are set now are of all obstacles and worst case scenarios to our production schedule, therefore we strongly believe that we will be able to ship on time and earlier.
All of our products will be safety tested and certified, through which process we will go together with our business advisers from Newcastle University and other experienced friends and supportersLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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