Partly sustainable design and part ode to Sicilian food culture, a new product from a Milan-based startup transforms inedible food waste into functional household goods. Krill design‘s “Ohmie” is a compostable lamp made from the peels of two to three oranges from the province of Messina that are dried, ground into powder and added to a biopolymeric vegetable starch base. This combined material is formed into pellets that are used in a 3D printing process that overlay the living matter in a textured hue and base. Due to its organic origin, the color of the minimalist, leather-like lamp varies slightly with age and even retains its characteristic citrus scent.
“Ohmie” is not the first Krill Design product to be based on a circular economy model: Include previous initiatives recycled plastics and Coffee residues which go through a similar process before being made into office furniture and other consumer goods. The orange lamp has already reached its destination Kickstarter, but you still have about two weeks to support the project. You might like it too this juice machine this is what bioplastic cups do. (above Dezeen)
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