kamric to: ugly duckling
kamric to: ugly duckling
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.

kamric to: ugly duckling side view

kamric to: ugly duckling PVC pipe is used as the supporting stand of the lamp

kamric to: ugly duckling detail

kamric to: ugly duckling

kamric to: ugly duckling

kamric to: ugly duckling

kamric to: ugly duckling detail of plastic bottle lampshade

kamric to: ugly duckling variations of bottles create different levels of luminosity

kamric to: ugly duckling bottle details

  • i cant believe that u are dou kam!

  • So happy to see your work on Designboom!!!! Nice job!!

    Samantha Ng
  • You should submit this idea/prototypes to one of the group investment sites like http://www.quirky.com/

  • such a good idea, be quick about it; or someone else will…:-)

  • Thanks for your(s) comment!
    I want to perform it on market too.
    I keep on developing it more detaily.
    Hope it can sell on market very soon!

  • nice job!

  • a neat idea. I respect the idea of recycling. however this lamp could perform well on the market if lampshade was made a bit more sofisticated. Nicely done with the switch. cool!

  • black is A+ and a must – great

  • *fire*

  • where to buy? for xmas; it’s austerity chic this year.


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