kamric to: ugly duckling
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nov 30, 2010
kamric to: ugly duckling


detail showing the use of plastic bottles and PVC pipe

the ‘ugly duckling project ‘ by hong kong-based designer kamric to draws on the literary fairy tale by author
hans christian andersen which the story tells of an ugly young duckling who matures into a swan.

to’s interpretation utilizes PVC pipe, a material which is often leftover from construction or renovation.
he re-purposes the pipe, in combination with discarded plastic bottles to create table lamps.
the form which the PVC pipe and plastic bottle are meant to resemble in a way, the neck and head of a swan.
the result is a light which is aesthetically appealing, even though it is made from ugly materials.


side view


PVC pipe is used as the supporting stand of the lamp


detail


detail of plastic bottle lampshade


variations of bottles create different levels of luminosity


bottle details

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