uplux are upcycled lamps, made with bicycle parts and industrial waste.
our lamps are unique pieces of original design and high quality build. they incorporate fast release mechanisms on joints, taken from bicycle wheels. they have variable shades, mostly repurposed glass bottles, that are cut, polished and sand blasted on the inside for a smooth light effect.
the original raw surface of the metal is restored and treated lightly.
the process of making these lamps and the origin of their materials belong to the upcycling ideology, and save energy to the production chain:
since the industrial revolution, consumers are deemed passive in the production process, only allowed to choose between a predetermined range of newly, often mass-produced goods. in the best of cases, recycled materials are included in the process. but we can do better.
even in recycling processes, the cost of the remaking -recasting or melting or breaking apart, but also derived energy in dismantling, transporting, reinstalling, etc- goods to make new ones, is still massive. the environmental impact is something that we all take part in as consumers.
we believe that upcycling is sexy.
by upcycling we are saving the energy that would be invested in the making of our materials, as well as of its recycling. in a world where the usual choice is to acquire products that have been mass-produced, upcycled design gives people the chance to be active in their choices, a more responsible way of consuming.
uplux stands for upcycled materials paired with smart design and meticulous craftsmanship, resulting in clean-cut, high quality products.
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