Circular Lighting Report

Rotation-moulded pendants use recycled plastic

Reglobe pendants made from post-consumer plastic

A family of three suspension lamps made of recycled plastic has been unveiled by fashion brand Diesel.

The Reglobe is made by Lodes using rotational moulding to assemble variously-hued plastic grains to create a terrazzo-like effect.

These speckled accents feature random chromatic variations that render each design unique.

The shade utilises partially recycled plastic derived from production waste, including 5 per cent virgin linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) and 50 per cent recycled polymer.

The light is available in three sizes and is suitable for application in residential or public environments, as a single statement piece, or as a strategically designed cluster formation.

The lamp features an opaque sphere that houses a white conical metal diffuser. The light source contains within it the connection for an E27 bulb that emits light downwards. A black power cord forms a striking contrast.

Reglobe references certain styles from the 1960s, due to its unique industrial development techniques.

The firm says that the unique surface of the lamp, combined with its availability in three popular sizes (45, 55 or 65cm), renders Reglobe ideal for use as a single statement piece or in a group setting for expansive public environments.

The lamps are aimed at applications in hotel lobbies, bars and restaurants, co-working spaces, or living areas.
Lodes is a Venetian company which was founded in 1950. It combines contemporary design with cutting-edge technology in the production of interior and exterior lighting solutions. The Italian company is currently active in 90 markets worldwide.

In 2022, the company achieved a 13 per cent increase in business with a turnover of €22 million. Lodes says it is poised for further growth and profit in 2023, focusing on brand consolidation activities in key markets such as France, the UK, Scandinavia, North America, and Asia.
Founded by Renzo Rosso in 1978, Diesel is a renowned international lifestyle brand which made its name with denim jeans but has since branched out into homewares and furniture.

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Recolight Report is an independent guide to the latest developments in sustainable and circular lighting. Learn about the people, products, projects and processes that are shaping our industry’s low carbon future. Plus: explainers on the latest innovations, opinion from thought leaders and video interviews with leading disruptors. Edited by lighting expert, editor and industry figure Ray Molony.