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 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    design news