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Lighting can make or break a room. And with the increasing popularity of upcycled design (combined with uber creativity), there’s no dearth of fantastic lighting choices.

Even though you can’t get this upcycled, recycled and sustainably certified lamp stateside, I had to feature the Tom Allen-designed DAMA lamp from Lucirmás, a Barcelona-based sustainable lighting shop.

From their online shop:

Made from beautiful, 5-litre glass vessels (commonly used for storing wine or oil in Italy), their charm gives that warm feeling you get observing an old, masterful Italian cook, craftfully preparing a delicious meal. Perfect as a table lamp for a variety of settings, users can easily remove the glass ‘lamp shade’ with the original handle, which makes cleaning an easy process. The beech timber base is PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) certified. DAMA is entirely handmade in Barcelona with the highest attention to detail and craftmanship, using a low energy Plumen 001 lightbulb (which has a lifetime of 8 years).

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I love this lamp! Even the light bulb is arty. With the sheer amount of glass that’s used worldwide, there’s no reason not to go for the the upcycled option, which, oftentimes, is more forward-thinking in terms of design. So light up!

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