Willem Heefer

Green Design, Products

These Lamps Are Made From Old Espresso Machine Boilers

By Dana Schulz, Wed, September 23, 2015

Boiler Lamp, Willem Heeffer, The City as a Mine, upcycled design

6sqft has featured lamps made from natural elements like mushrooms and seaweed, but it’s always nice to see design that upcycles materials that would otherwise end up in the landfill. Though you wouldn’t know it by looking at these beautiful pendant and standing lights, they were created from discarded espresso machine boilers. According to Design Milk, Finnish designer Willem Heeffer embarked on a project called “The City as a Mine,” which explores ways to turn trash from local factories in Helsinki into stylish home decor products; these copper Boiler Lamps served their first incarnation for ten years at the Paulig coffee factory.

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