“Take uncommon materials – corrugated cardboard, styrofoam – cut into dramatic shapes, multiply and illuminate from within.”
That is how k2 studio on College St downtown describes these new lamps available for sale in their shop. They caught my eye from the street and I was drawn in to investigate. k2 is an exclusive supplier of these lamps that retail for under $250.
Sky, who works at k2, says this about the lamps, “We obviously love the fact that these lights are so unusual and eco friendly at the same time. All materials are selected w/ environmental responsibility in mind. The steel used is 85% recycled, cardboard is 100% recycled and the plywood comes from responsibly farmed new growth timbers. All the hardwoods come from drop cuts from board manufacturing that were destined for the landfill. Also, these lights are manufactured using CNC technology, so there is very little waste involved in the finished product. Plus, they are just really cool and they fit the stylish and eco-friendly vibe that abounds in Asheville.”
I say they are very cool and worth a visit!
Article by Troy Winterrowd