Anon Pairot Promotes Sustainability by Turning Cassava Waste into Penta Lamp
Cassava is one of the crops that is being cultivated the most in Thailand and during certain times of the year, farmers face an excessive supply of it, causing a huge amount of waste and pollution. Wanting to find a solution to this problem and a use for all this wasted material, designer Anon Pairot created ‘Penta’, a pendant lamp that carries an esthetic value and is environmentally friendly.
‘Penta’s has a Pentagon shape (hence the name) that not only creates a strong structure, but reflects the shape of a cassava leaf as well. More strength is added by processing the material with a hi-pressure vacuum, where its fiber becomes solid and rigid, possessing a very interesting translucent effect while having little weight. The ‘penta’ production process generates zero waste and every defective part can be reprocessed and blended into a new lamp.
The best part of the cassava material is that it can be 100% recyclable and no chemical wastes are left behind. Furthermore, in suitable conditions, the material can be naturally decomposed within 2-3 weeks. With a product like the ‘penta’ lamp, Anon Pairot provides customers with sustainable lifestyle products.