MilkWheel lampshade made from discarded plastic milk cartons

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A few contemporary designers are starting to opt for a range of curious materials for lampshades that certainly break the shackles of conventionality. In this regard, we have already talked about the ‘wooden’ Kindling Lamp; and now we have come across Gilbert de Rooij’s ingeniously created MilkWheel lampshade.

As the name and the image suggests, the MilkWheel lampshade is crafted out of upcycled plastic milk cartons. In fact, Rooij has already made other lampshades from the different portions of the cartons, except for the top parts. So, the MilkWheel utilizes these top parts of the containers that are arranged in a classy drum-like manner to endow volume to the lampshade. The top section also allows for some degree of visual variety with the blue caps that are screwed alternatively (as shown in the above image) for a unique aesthetic effect.

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In terms of functionality, the MilkWheel can be used as both a floor lamp and a pendant. However, the best part about the design is that is entirely DIY in nature. So, if are you are seriously enticed by the upcycled conception, do take a gander at the simple steps involved for its construction.

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