Calabaz Lighting is a young and exciting Swedish brand who design, develop and supply contemporary Scandinavian lamps and lighting. Calabaz was created by design duo Cecilia & Mikael who have a strong passion for creating simple, yet elegant Scandinavian products that are built to last. Their range consists of many beautiful Scandi-style Table Lamps, Pendant Lights and even Outdoor Lighting.
The first port of call with Calabaz is “Scandinavian simplicity”, and then the designers use their wisdom of proportion and fine detail to create a product of what is thought to be an aesthetically sustainable over time. It is always a great thing to be able to create a product that can withstand wear and tear, alongside changing interior styles – we think Calabaz have created a group of product that will achieve
Calabaz are extremely ethically minded and always have the interests of the environment in their thoughts, even when they have finished making the product. Through every step of design of every product this environmentally friendly designer lighting company think about the products life cycle and how the light is going to be disposed of after many years of use. Let’s face it, every good things life must come to an end some point. Calabaz make sure that every products component can be separated and recycled at the end of the products life.
In addition to the great things Calabaz do to their product to make sure they can be reclycled after life, they also make sure every other step of their product’s manufacturer is sustainable, environmentally friendly and ethical. Here are a few examples that they always make sure they do when producing their designer lighting;
They only ever use LED bulbs in their lighting products. LED light bulbs use up to 85% less energy than a conventional light bulb. They also last up to 25 times as long.
All of the wood used in their products comes from sustainably managed forests. Plus the glue they use to stick the wood with is water-based.
When painting metal (which most of their shades are), they use powder-coating as a surface treatment method. Powder-coating is dry coating method which contains no solvents or aerosols at all, making the most environmentally friendly way of painting a product (where you require a smooth finish with no brush strokes).
All textiles used by Calabaz are natural and do not contain harmful flame retardants and unnatural pigments.
And finally, the packaging they use to pack and ship their products in is made from sustainable and recyclable brown corrugated cardboard.
If you want an ethically produced, environmentally friendly and sustainable lighting product then a Calabaz Pendant Light or Table Lamp is definitely something you ought to consider. See their range below.Read More...