Melbourne designer Gregory Bonasera wins the "I wish I'd thought of that" award for his Electric Mavis pedant lights. His whimsical lights are a quirky and inventive re-purposing of Nana's vintage teacups giving them a modern twist.
"Electric Mavis is a cheeky take on discarded domestic crockery. With minimal modification, these fine porcelain objects are transformed from op shop clutter or potential landfill into chic contemporary light fittings using one low voltage halogen bulb."Hervé Matejewski , a French lighting designer, creates jumbled crockery lampshades made from discarded teacups and secondhand china rescued from the flea markets and junk shops of Paris. His Lampe Porcelaine collection are assembled from porcelain cups, saucers, bowls, ramekins and cake plates, each in a slightly different configuration.German born Design student Louisa Köber created these delightful "Tealights" for an installation as part of an exhibition hosted by a power company in Stuttgart. The pieces play with the translucency of porcelain and the natural cupped shapes are a perfect receptacle for a light source.
These sweet nightlights by micah 7 are made with a selection of sliced teacups attached to a base especially made for nightlights. Great for a dark hall way or a childs room.