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25 May 2019
Weaving lampshades from traditional fibres and PET

weaving from waste - traditional fibres and pet

"Spanish designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón started the PET Lamp Project in 2011, collaborating with communities from all over the globe to transform plastic waste into unique and functional works, and most recently working with eight Yolngu weavers from Arnhem Land in Australia’s Northern Territory.

"The collaboration was prompted by the National Gallery of Victoria Triennial who commissioned the designer to create woven lamps that express the craft traditions and visual languages of weavers from the Australian community. The works combine PET plastic bottles with naturally dyed pandanus fibers, and are inspired by patterns seen in traditional Yolngu mats."

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