Mammalampa's Natural Lamps
Based in the Latvian capital Riga, design firm Mammalampa takes a poetic and unwavering approach to sustainable design. Their mission is clear: "[to declare] a gentle war [by] making lamps differently without adapting, killing or violently beautifying materials. Our lamps are created in the image of living materials touched by the inspiration of craftsmen." The pieces in their collection each speak a different "language" but stay true to this mission. From the "Bride" collection, shown above, which look like Rapunzel braids but are in fact made from paper, to "Wise One," below, made from wood, each piece uses materiality in a unique way to prove that not everything needs to be made from plastic. The lamps are popping up in boutiques across Europe and other locations, listed here.