Caracara Collective Pine Needles & Reed Lampshade
A handmade lampshade made from 100% natural ingredients. The biowaste material is made of pine needles collected from discarded Christmas trees, mixed with washed-up reed collected from the shores of Finnish lakes.
This lampshade is made to order with a 3 week lead time.
On average, discarded Christmas trees drop enough needles to create 12 lampshades. Caracara collective collect pine needles and use their binders made of nature’s starches and resins to turn organic waste into functional products.
The kit includes an E14 bulb fitting, a wooden lampshade holder disc, 1.5m black cotton cable and cable clamps. Each lampshade is available as a pendant.
The bulb is not included. An E14 LED bulb is advised - they are long-lasting, energy-efficient and fully recyclable. They also generate no heat, making them safe to use with the biomaterial.
All lampshades are handmade from 100% natural ingredients, and are safe for the environment and for us humans. They are not suitable for outdoors or humid environments.
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The primary raw materials that Caracara Collective use are orange peel (leftover from the local supermarket’s juice machines), pine needles (fallen from discarded Christmas trees left outside after the Holidays), reed (washed up on lake shores), water, mycelium (mushroom composites), and reclaimed wood collected from a workshop 10km away. All of these are considered a waste stream, or a natural by-product. They also use flour and binding agents which are compostable and biodegradable, along with the rest of their materials. These products’ lives are completely circular. All of these ingredients are collected locally in Helsinki, within a 70km radius of the studio. Everything in production happens at their studio in Lauttasaari, Helsinki.
Caracara Collective have ongoing collaborations with Biohm, a research and development led company devoted to creating a healthier and more sustainable built environment, Mandin, an international art and design collective, and Kääpä Biotech, a biotechnology company committed to healthier humans and ecosystems.
These lampshades are not suitable for outdoors or humid environments.
The bulb is not included. An E14 LED bulb is recommended.
Please note: Made to order items are non-refundable. Please see our delivery & returns policy for more information.