The Hawaii Lamp is a hanging lamp made of an old bicycle wheel. We got our idea when we were given a bunch of old bicycle wheels from a bicycle repair shop. The wheel parts are simply reassembled in order to achieve an entirely different design. All the parts are joined together using their original shapes and holes, apart from the sprocket-wheels, that are held together by three stainless steel strings and six rivets. The lamps can be colored.
Transfodesign is a creative organization that follows two main principles in its operation: - create design through transformation (residues, obsolete objects, natural elements, construction debris) and; - transform through design (people, work spaces, lifestyles, conscience, policies, societies, urban settlements). Everyone at Transfodesign is guided by the belief that everything can be given a second life by transformation. To us, design is a problem solving tool. Every person is a designer, every product and problem can be either defined or solved by design approach. Employing the already established Cradle to Cradle and the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) concepts, Transfodesign gives life to used goods to bring value designer items to the market. Our goal is to explore these methods and extend further their application. Therefore, we seek for the application of upcycling and creative reuse in architecture, landscape design, urban interventions, industrial design, production etc.