Sock Lamp by Greg Papove Sock Lamp by Greg Papove
Sock Lamp by Greg Papove Sock Lamp by Greg Papove

Light friction: Lamp will knock your socks off

23 : 08 : 2012 Furniture : Future : Energy Scavenging

Vancouver – Designer Greg Papove has created a lamp that is activated by static electricity from an unusual source – socks.

To turn on Papove’s Zap lamp, users must shuffle their feet across a carpet. As they move, the friction generated turns the light on.

In addition to the floor lamp, Papove has created a table that uses cotton socks to bind together the tabletop and legs, and a sofa made from three found chairs held together by a large slipcover.

Papove’s collection is a playful take on traditional furniture and a great example of a collection made from repurposed items.

For more on sustainability and repurposing items in your living space, read our Hacked Home microtrend.

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