The Vancouver design duo Dear Human finds an illuminating use for recycled paper.
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Jasna Sokolovic and Pulplites Lamps
A play in texture and contrast, the Pulplites lamps contain a mixture of cardboard, and in some cases, even old letters and egg cartons, with a fabric cord and ceramic cap made from scratch.
Photo courtesy of Dear Human.
Jasna Sokolovic and Noel O’Connell of Vancouver, who work under the name Dear Human, fashioned these colorful lights by adapting their ceramics skills to a new medium.
“The paper dictates the end results,” O’Connell says of the 80 percent recycled lamps. “It’s a new medium to try something different.”
Photos courtesy of Dear Human.
The Dear Human studio shares a building with a garment factory, so when the duo began playing with paper, there were plenty of cardboard dress forms and packaging material to use. Pulping, molding and shaping the geometric molds resembled creating with clay; they even dry the finished product in a computer-controlled industrial kiln.