The São Paulo Collection by Studio Swine is a range of lighting and furniture inspired by the Brazilian tropical modernism of the 1950s. They have created bottle bulbs for the lighting pieces which are made from beverage bottles that have been heated and re-blown into an eclectic collection of organic forms, this is opposed to the conventional recycling process where the glass is broken down first. This results in a clearer higher quality glass requiring less energy and retaining some mark of the previous industrially manufactured form. The bulbs are fitted with customised brass fittings and LEDs.
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