Lampshades by artists

Lampshades = old fashioned = bad. If that's your view, well, it's time to reconsider because too many a room could do with an injection of personality and an easy way to do this is with a colourful lampshade.

Anti: designer lighting from waste material

Anti is a waste design business led by British designer maker Mark Howells. 'We use objects that end up in landfill as building blocks for beautiful product design,' he explains.

One billion umbrellas are broken, lost, discarded worldwide each year. The nylon canopies may take up to 1,000 years to biodegrade. Umbrellas are designed NOT to last, with an average lifespan of six months. Umbrellas create 240,000 tons of metal waste per year. That’s the equivalent amount of metal to build four Sydney Harbour Bridges.

Pet Lamp Project - turning plastic bottles into lighting

eco friendly PET Lamps are made by artisan communities in Chile and Colombia using waste PET plastic bottles. The lamps also use sustainable fibres such as wool, rattan and wicker. The project was started in Spain by Pet Lamp Project.

Upcycled, recycled: Madeleine Boulesteix chandeliers

Madeleine Boulesteix teacup chandeliers are made from old and secondhand kitchenware..glasses, teacups. She's been upcycling all her life and applies her artistic talent to making beautiful lighting from waste material.

LZF Lights - the most eco on the market?

Eco friendly wood veneer lights from Valencia based LZF. The company uses FSC-certified woods and energy saving light sources such as LEDs.