Catalán de Ocón’s inventive solution to plastic bottle waste involved hiring Colombian artisans knowledgeable in textile production to weave lampshades out of plastic, converting objects with “a short and specific life span” into a product enriched by the local culture. With a grant from Coca-Cola, the designer hosted a workshop in August 2012 for weavers from Cauca who had been displaced by guerilla warfare.  Photo 3 of 4 in Designer Spotlight: Alvaro Catalán de Ocón