Lighting made from upcycled tin cans for Helsinki diner

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Back in 2011 we featured the Heinz Lamp by Dutch designer Willem Heefer.  The designer has now produced a series of lamps for the Midhill Diner in Helsinki which belongs to top Finnish chef Hans Välimäki.  Heefer had 334 cans collected and cleaned before transforming them into knife holders, a floor to ceiling storage display, bar lights and chandeliers comprised of 21 cans each.  The interior of the restaurant has been designed by Martina Rosenqvist and Vera Öller who used old corrugated roof panels to clad the bars.

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Images via Willem Heefer

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).