In our latest designer collaboration with Batch.works, we’ve pushed the boundaries of sustainable design to bring you a range of 3D-printed shades made using plastic recycled from water bottles, fridges and other sources of plastic pollution.

Recycled and Recyclable

Our new Batch.works shades are all made with a filament supplied by Amsterdam’s social enterprise Reflow, which recycles and repurposes plastics that would otherwise be sent to landfill or incinerated. They’re also printed to order at Batch.works’ east London headquarters, significantly lowering the amount of waste produced. Closing the life cycle of the design, when you’re finished with them, they can be recycled with the rest of our domestic plastics, ready to be reinvented once more.

The Batch.works collaboration

Batch.works was created in 2016 by former architect Julien Vaissieres with the aim of making affordable and eco-friendly products that make the most of 3D printing’s speed and efficiency. Recently, Batch.works have worked with five different design studios to create the Plumen Collection, which is inspired by everything from the Bauhaus movement to geometric forms of the Art Deco era.

The first two designs from the collection are available now from Plumen.com with more to follow in 2020. The shades come in black or white with custom colours available on request.

Ribbon by BOLD – paired with our Milky Wilma bulb

Ribbon features a fluid surface that bends over itself to surround and protect Wilma. The space created within the shade is filled with light, revealing and emphasising the different volumes created by the enveloping surface. The vertical lines that run through the shade, combined with the horizontal layers characteristic of the 3D printing technique, amplify the idea that a piece of textile has solidified around the light to direct and enhance it. Light peeks through the shade’s open space, allowing Wilma’s playful filament to be enjoyed.

From £199, at Plumen.com

Neo by Matthias Lauche – paired with our Milky Willow bulb

Neo is based on geometric forms of the Art Deco era; taking familiar, historic shapes and casting them in a new role using 3D printing. Two shades stack on top of one another to fit and frame Willow’s delicate silhouette. The dual nature of the shade means several colour combinations are possible.

From £149, at Plumen.com

Ribbon and Neo are available now from Plumen.com* and keep your eyes peeled for further releases next year…

*Available in 230v countries only