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.