30 Jun '16, 8am

Steampunk-inspired lamps are crafted from over a hundred washing machines

A total of 133 washing machine drums were turned into lamps to light up Portugal’s São João de Deus Street. Volunteers of Teatro Metaphora collected the old and broken washing machines over the course of six months. Many appliances were found on the street, where they were put out as garbage, while others were donated by homeowners. The design collective initially aimed for one hundred washing machines, however, the number of discarded and donated washing machines they received quickly surpassed their expectations.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/steampunk-inspired-lamps-are-crafted...

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