cable tie lampshade

This lamp shade is made from the cable tie fabric produced by architecture student, Doris Dopfer, who designed and produced (with a 'cable-tie' knitting circle), this cable tie 'fabric'. Doris's work is featured in the Plastic Green book. In preparing for an exhibition we did in 2007, a cable knitting circle was formed and the rather time consuming process of making these plastic fabrics was sped along by numbers. Doris left us with half of the cable fabric made, and I have now out it to use as a light filtering device. Some tinkering still to go, but its hit a relatively stable stage now i think.It is filled with soft toy stuffing and white feathers to filter the light better. I like the dialogue between the ceiling rose and the lampshade.

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