after years of meticulous research, milanese startup krill design now unveils ‘ohmie’, the world’s first fully circular lamp made from sicilian orange peels. acquired as waste from the food industry, the discarded peels are dried, ground into powder form, and blended with a natural biopolymer, while the mixture is then 3D printed into a lightweight fixture. 100% organic and compostable, ‘ohmie’ seeks to combat the problematic disposal of bioresources, by turning scraps into a statement piece.
all images courtesy of krill design
in order to build the main body of the ohmie lamp, krill design extrudes the orange-peel/biopolymer mix into the form of a filament, which is then used in a conventional FDM 3D printer. the resulting piece takes shape as a distinctive lamp design with a texture similar to that of an actual orange peel. its bright color is enhanced with the help of natural food dye, while some say that it even smells like orange cookies.
each lamp is equipped with a USB-plug power cord, a touch dimmer switch, and an LED bulb of 70-90lm. the fixture is 23 cm tall and 150 grams heavy, and its entire body is claimed to be compostable. the ‘ohmie’ lamp is currently featured on a kickstarter campaign. assuming it reaches production, a pledge of €72 (about us$85) will get you one. the planned retail price is €99 ($117).
name: ohmie lamp
designers: krill design
myrto katsikopoulou I designboom
jul 19, 2021