DIY Geodesic Disco-Ball Lamp from Upcycled Drink Boxes


Favorite beverages are a guilty pleasure some of us indulge in despite the ecological impact. This suspended light fixture may be the solution for all that repetitive waste, taking scrap modules and turns them slowly into something new and quite crafty.

Tetra Pak drink boxes form the basis for this origamic, disco-ball-shaped homage by Ed Chew to Buckminster Fuller and his work on geodesic domes and other super-stable geometric structures.

With rhythmic simplicity, a series of used boxes can be folded and converted into pentagonal and hexagonal pieces that slot together forming permeable spheres (or cylinders or other shapes).

The resulting configurations work toward dispersing light from a central hanging, standing or wall-mounted source, while providing mutual stability without the need for adhesives or fasteners. Eat your heart out, Epcot Center.

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