If you have a knack for design, you know the two hottest trends going on in the market at the moment are sustainability and 3D printing. The lighting brand Signify (previously known by the name Philips Lighting) saw this as an opportunity and merged two ideas into one to introduce the world to Philips MyCreation Dropli Fishnet Lamp.
With a coastal-inspired surface finish, the organic silhouette of the lamp blends with the diffuser to create soft and soothing light. The range includes different textures varying from sand dunes to the natural flow of water. As far as the 3D texture of the lamp is concerned, it was developed by designers working in tandem with 3D-printing machines.
These lamps resort to the recycling process and are locally made from old fishing nets that were gathered from the ocean in Cornwall, UK. Here, 3D printing machines came to the aid of the designers and nets were melted, wired and turned into gorgeous lamps emitting elegant green tones when turned on. This local manufacturing process not only improved skill development within the region but also generated employment among the masses.
This might be one of the reasons why Signify label these lamps ‘made with a purpose,’ because they cater to multiple requirements. Essentially made to hang from the ceiling, they add an aesthetical charm to your house. Being 3D-printed from recycled fishing nets, they also help in curbing ocean pollution.
The lamp is sustainable in many other ways, too. These 3D-printed lamps are produced in local hubs of North America, Asia and Europe, thus saving the hassle of transporting them across borders. Moreover, they are made on-demand so there is no overproduction, implying no wastage. Costing $170, they can be booked at Philips MyCreation.