Wine Case Lamp by Ciclus
On Treehugger the other day, I saw an article featuring Ciclus, a Spanish design firm, that has produced a unique holiday gift for Spanish waste management and consulting firm Grupo Hera.
Grupo Hera asked Ciclus to produce a gift with the theme of turning
waste into resources. Ciclus delivered: a wine case that turns into a
lamp that turns into recyclable waste. Ciclus took the cava
bottles meant as gifts and made a carrying case that could be reused as
a lamp. The case comes with the lamp and electric plug in a compartment
at one end of the case that can be pulled out in order to put together
The concept is simple. The cava case consists of two layers in which
the interior layer is the actual wine carrier, while the outer layer
turns into the lamp. The inner layer consists of two packages: one to
hold the cava bottle and one to hold the bulb and electric line.
Nothing is wasted as the small compartment turns into the base of the
lamp. The following photos show the wine case/lamp-making process: