Recycled bottle lights by John Meng

Chinese self-taught designer John Meng has made a series of recycled wine bottle lights. Each part is assembled by everyday craftsmen on the streets of Xiamen, taught by Meng. Above is Patriot lamp which resembles a message in a bottle. Also in the series is Lab lamp and In Light of Duchamp which has been wrapped in masking tape. Available to buy at Etsy.

Patriot Lamp

Lab lamp

In Light of Duchamp

Images via John Meng and Etsy

Author: Antonia Edwards

Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017).