upcycled'. This lampshade is a classic example, one of the better ones actually, though I wonder if those negatives will burn if they get too hot from the heat of the bulb..?
I guess the designer would also have to be careful which negatives were used in such a lampshade as it could be rather embarrassing if those topless shots from that Mediterranean holiday were accidentally incorporated into the lamp...
And I also wonder if those negatives really are rubbish...?
What I don't fully understand about upcycling though, is the motivation behind it.
Other than designers seeking comments along the lines of "Ooh, that's clever..!", is there really any point to making something new & very different out of rubbishy old items...?
Lets put that question another way.
Would you find a space for this lamp in your home...?
It might well be a very clever idea, but the light that is emitted is surely not the most pleasant of colours...?
Perhaps those sepia tones would suit an old Victorian House somewhere, but would you part with good money to put that lampshade in your home...?
I might buy the negatives if the images interested me, but I wouldn't buy the lamp...