Aug 3, 2009
How to Create Art from Recycled Books ecology” />
Image by: colouredglass
It’s always inspiring to see how artists recycle everyday objects, reinventing them as something entirely different. Check out these amazing lamps made from second-hand books by talented young designer, Laura Cahill. Using a band saw to carve the books, Laura then wraps them around test tubes to form flower vases. She created these awesome pieces for this year’s London New Designers exhibition.
Laura says: “My idea of using second hand books came around after doing research into common unwanted objects. One of the most common unwanted objects that can be found at either charity shops, car boot sales and sometimes on the streets are books. I discovered that the glue in old books make them extremely difficult to recycle. Aware of this I challenged myself to turn the second hand books that I had been collecting, into desirable objects such as furniture, lighting and ornaments.”