studio nir meiri treats red cabbage leaves to create sustainable lighting collection

studio nir meiri treats red cabbage leaves to create sustainable lighting collection

in a collaboration with india-based designer vaiehi thakkar, studio nir meiri launched their new lighting collection, veggie lights, on september 14th, 2019 during london design festival. the lamp collection, made out of thin layers of red cabbage, was designed by nei meiri with the materials developed by vaidehi thakkar called ‘fiber flats’.




the process begins by separating the red cabbage leaves, soaking them in water-based adhesives, sustainable color preservatives, and treating them so that they obtain anti-fungal properties. the treated vegetable are then molded into shape and are left to dry at varied temperatures to evaporate all moisture, creating the undulated surfaces.




light shines through the thin membranes in warm hues of orange, red and purple. the cabbage leaves’ composition is exposed, giving texture and depth to the lamp shade. the edges are left raw and untreated, making the piece appear in its most natural version. nir meiri and vaidehi thakkar’s sustainable design produces a unique visual effect, illuminating through the red cabbage veins.





product info:


product name: veggie lights

designers: studio nir meiri and vaiehi thakkar

launch: london design festival 2019



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edited by: cristina gomez | designboom

  • Very interesting. Leave the natural shape and edges of the leaves so nobody thinks…


    Jimmy Xi says:

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