A 3D-printed lamp made from orange peels

By: Gyarmati Orsolya Date: 2021. 08. 09. 08:50

The Milan-based startup Krill Design is using Sicilian orange peels to print lamps that can be composted at the end of their lifespan.

The startup uses 3D technology to print the lamps, with each Ohmie lamp requiring the discarded peels of two or three oranges. The peels are sourced from a family-owned Sicilian food producer. The startup says that they decided to use orange peels because of the citrus’s ubiquity in Sicily.

The Ohmie lamp is 23-centimetres-tall and designed to reflect its origins with a patterned surface, orangey smell and vibrant colour. Whilst Krill believes to have developed the right formula, the material’s colour is still under improvement, they say.

After its lifecycle, the lamp can be added to the household’s organic waste, and hopefully turned either into compost or biofuel.


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