Throwaway chopsticks are in demand in Asian countries and also across the globe. These wooden chopsticks are clean, fast, and maybe very cheap, but one has to pay a very heft price when it comes to the environmental degradation they cause.
To counter this problem, Japanese designer Keiji Ashizawa has a uniquely designed lampshade made of recycled chopsticks. Instead of throwing them away, one can add these food-eating drumsticks to improve home décor and promote sustainable development.
The chopsticks are placed in a wooden holder through multiple tiny holes and are further wrapped around the lamp socket that helps them to maintain a firm grip. These upcycled chopsticks are very pleasing to the eye and could be used to decorate your kitchen or bedroom.
Keiji Ashizawa created the lampshade for Basket Club, which invites designers to weave baskets and other objects based on a monthly rotating emoji. Function wise it is a very simple and elegant design that looks very pleasing. The simplicity of the product could intrigue anyone.
One of the major problems caused by these chopsticks is deforestation leading to natural hazards and an increase of carbon in nature. Cottonwood, Spruce and Bamboo are the leading sources from where these chopsticks are extracted.
After being brought to use, these chopsticks are usually thrown off into oceans or water bodies leading to injuries that many marine animals sustain through their pointy edges. With the introduction of these chopstick-inspired lampshades, one need not throw these items but rather upcycle them into a finer product.
Via: Spoon & Tamago