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Best of Show: The Wastberg Durapulp Lamp

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:13 AM
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Image credit Wastberg A few years ago, looking for new markets for its sustainably harvested wood, the Swedish forestry company Sodra developed Durapulp, a mix of wood pulp and polylactide, or PLA, the thermoplastic made from corn or sugarcane. They consulted with the architectural firm Claesson Koivisto Rune , who developed a prize-winning chair out of the stuff, and who then approached a sceptical Magnus Wastberg, who wondered about the virtues of mixing paper and electrical wiring. But with modern low-voltage LEDs, the old preconceptions no longer apply, and the result is the DuraPulp lamp,(formally the Claesson Koivisto Rune w101, nice that he names it after the designers!) which combines the strength of the material with a folded origami-like form that gives it rigidity. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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