In the case of the new 'R16', form truly follows funtion. A cardboard LED tube lighting fixture which serves as both lighting and package at the same time. A zero waste solution by dutch duo Waarmakers.
The idea came to them the moment they encountered a pile of linear LED’s cardboard packages after producing their ‘ninebyfour’ lamp. Cardboard tubing is a strangely underrated material, but they didn’t feel comfortable with throwing all that potential packaging.
By pre-cutting the tubes with a laser-cutter, the cardboard can first be used as the packaging material, and can be turned into an elegant light fixture. All necessary components are shipped inside the tube, and the package is only rolled in a single layer of kraft paper for shipping.
Images by waarmakers. Find their lamp here.