BOOKLAMPS by Atelier Bomdesign
The Dutch are up something special, or at least the crew at the design shop Atelier Bomdesign that features several products fabricated from recycled materials. By far, one of our favorites is the Booklamp (or Boeklampen, in the native tongue), a clever and innovative take on reading light- proving that books are for both learning AND lighting. Used books are beautifully re-crafted and shaped into shades that emit a soft glow. As they are handcrafted, the Booklamps are perhaps more art than everyday fixture, and are priced accordingly (200-400 euros).