Ryan Frank is South African born designer who learned about re-using materials from a childhood in a country where recycling was par for the course. He has spent most of his life as a designer in London and Barcelona where people are less accustomed to making furniture out of trash. So he launched a collection to get consumers more involved in making their own upcycled lamps.
It’s call Add Your Own, or AYO. Frank provides a kit containing a rebar stand and natural rubber cord holder, plus the metal and screws, but consumers have to find their own recycled object to create the lampshade.
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Add Your Own: http://www.ryanfrank.net/limited-edition/ayo-add-your-own/