Equilibrium Lamp

Post-consumer recycled PP #5 plastic and lamp parts
7.5” diameter x 30” tall

Photos: Calvin Anderson

Equilibrium is a lamp designed to showcase the irregularities that happen when melting recycled plastic. The plastic is collected from a network of local households that donate their plastics to the studio.

The plastic is sorted, shredded, and extruded to make the lamp base. Although it is all #5 plastic, different companies use different blends which sometimes react when melted together.