anon pairot promotes sustainability by turning cassava waste into penta lamp
anon pairot promotes sustainability by turning cassava waste into penta lamp anon pairot promotes sustainability by turning cassava waste into penta lamp
sep 25, 2015

anon pairot promotes sustainability by turning cassava waste into penta lamp

anon pairot promotes sustainability by turning cassava waste into penta lamp
all images courtesy of anon pairot




cassava is one of the crops that is being cultivated the most in thailand and during certain times of the year, farmers face an excessive supply of it, causing a huge amount of waste and pollution. wanting to find a solution to this problem and a use for all this wasted material, designer anon pairot created ‘penta’, a pendant lamp that carries an aesthetic value and is environmentally friendly.

anon pairot penta
‘penta’ can be configured into an sphere pendant lamp




‘penta’s has a pentagon shape (hence the name) that not only creates a strong structure, but reflects the shape of a cassava leaf as well. more strength is added by processing the material with a hi-pressure vacuum, where its fiber becomes solid and rigid, possessing a very interesting translucent effect while having little weight. the ‘penta’ production process generates zero waste and every defective part can be reprocessed and blended into a new lamp.

anon pairot penta
another assemblage mode is that of half a sphere that works perfectly for dining table lamps




the best part of  the cassava material is that it can be 100% recyclable and no chemical wastes are left behind. furthermore, in suitable conditions, the material can be naturally decomposed within 2-3 weeks. with a product like the ‘penta’ lamp, anon pairot provides customers with sustainable lifestyle products.

‘penta’ was presented during maison & objet 2015 in paris.

anon pairot penta
the smart modular design creates no waste and optimizes the product

anon pairot penta
a view of the two different pendant lamps that can be created

anon pairot penta
‘penta’ dimensions

anon pairot penta
the ‘penta’ design references the cassava leafs

anon pairot penta
a bottom view shows the patterns that are created by the light



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