Discarded bubble wrap helps form the bumpy surface texture of Hagen Hinderdael’s Bolla light, which is been shown as part of the Dezeen x Planted collaboration at this year’s London Design Festival.

London-based design studio Hagen Hinderdael says the materiality and production process of the Bolla light is meant to highlight the need for a circular economy – and to cut our use of plastic packaging.”Landfills can’t cope with the quantities of plastic being deposited, some of it poisonous and most of it non-degradable,” explained the studio, which is led by Sofia Hagen and Lisa Hinderdael.

To create the light, concrete aggregate is cast against formwork that’s been CNC cut to feature an imprint of salvaged bubble wrap.The aggregate was custom made by Hagen Hinderdael alongside material scientists from Cemento, and contains a mixture of concrete and recycled plastic.Different coloured pigments can be incorporated into the mixture so that the light to complement specific interiors.

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