Every product is already owned when it is made. Someone has always needed that product to exist, so it was made for them. And it is their product.
We believe that making every customer invest in the creation of their product makes it worth more than the mere looks and resources. So they care more for it and keep it longer.
And participating in the creation gives you a sense of power that you can improve on the product. Repair it, or make it your own, so it will constantly adapt to your life.
As a designer, one of the best parts about this way of producing is the complete freedom.
Being able to make organic and impossible shapes is fantastic; working with a relatively new medium in the product world provides a very satisfying challenge.
And the way that the lines tell the story of the very personal and true nature of the item is just fascinating – you couldn’t do that with any other product.
We find the best way to be sustainable is to only use natural replenishable ressources whenever possible.
The materials we use are mostly made of corn, sugar cane or wood, that process a lot of CO2 while growing.
See the thin line around the print? We almost can’t, because this is all the waste that is generated by a lamp.
When we produce every single lamp to order, we have no stock lying around waiting for a lucky owner.
And, if a production should fail, there are tons of things that we can do to repurpose the material. Some of our producers even melt it into new products, like Daniel from UK did here.
One condition to be a part of our world is to only use materials that are at least biodegradable. That means that they can return to earth under proper conditions.
This is of course only applicable to the 3d printed parts, but we are doing our best to source sustainable hardware as well – A favourite material we use is PLA, which will biodegrade in an industrial waste facility.
At Lili Lamps our drive is to find the best sustainable solutions through modern technology. We do this by not limiting ourselves to one way of thinking and by educating ourselves in new biodegradable technologies each day. This is our way of giving back to Earth.
A lot is happening with Lili Lamps, and we would love to invite you into our expanding crazy world, where design is democratized, everyone gets a fair share and every product leaves the world brighter in many ways.