PET Lamp BolgatangaOrder

Ghana
€ 2.100*

PET Lamp Bolgatanga is created and named after one of the most remote cities in Ghana, Bolgatanga, which we had the pleasure of visiting in late 2019.

The importance given to basketry in this territory is one of the main reasons why we decided to go there. Another important reason was the presence of The Baba Tree Baskets, a company founded by Gregory MacCarthy which has been our perfect local partner for this project. The Baba Tree has been preserving the culture of basket making in the Gurunsi community for the the last 15 years, and together with some of his “master weavers” we had the opportunity to develop these unique lamps.

Like all of our collections, we combine local PET plastic bottles with natural fibres to create our PET Lamp. This time the chosen material is the Elephant Grass, a fibre with a great tradition in the basketwork in northern Ghana, giving each basket a unique and dynamic shape.

Shown models are just samples.

If you are interested on purchasing a PET Lamp please contact us.

*Prices excl. VAT and transportation are effective from JANUARY 2020, subject to change.

 

 

PET Lamp Making of

Bolgatanga, known as “the city of baskets” and the capital of the Frafra community, is located in the heart of the Upper East Region, only a few kilometres far from Burkina Faso.

Basketry in this region has maintained its value and most ancestral essence, while has progressively allowed updates in its traditional basketwork, such as the integration of PET bottles combined with natural fibres as we can appreciate in this lamp.

With an intricacy and smooth transition of pattern and design, our PET Lamp Bolgatanga is distinguished by its unusual wavy forms and created with very rigid and resistant fibres that ensure an even and durable lampshade.

To achieve these particular wavy and organic shapes, the artisans braid and weave the Elephant Grass into the plastic bottle. These “master weavers” work the fibres to add their own style to the pieces. They freely apply simple traditional patterns in black, that contrast the Elephant Grass natural colour, creating unique pieces without repeating an exact shape or pattern.
















PET Lamp Details

ø 90 cm aprox.
H: 63 cm aprox.

This collection reflects the Pakurigo Waves style from The Baba Tree weavers we work with. Only a few weavers master this complex technique. Each lampshade is unique and reflects the style and hands from the person who made it. Shape, measures and patterns differ from each other.

One single lamp includes : One lampshade, it’s electrical installation, 1.5 meters of black textile cable and a rosette in phosphated finishing. Due to the weight of this model, the hanging system has been adapted and the lampshade hangs from a steel cable to make it hang safe and allowing it to be adjusted.

All sizes fit an E27 lamp holder.Max. 10W. Includes a T-45 LED filament lightbulb 6W 600 Lm.

220 V. All electric components CE approved.According to regulation UNE-EN 60598

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