It's always a bonus to learn that a design not only looks beautiful but has been made in a thoughtful way that considers the environment. The beautifully designed Omi pendant lamps made from textile waste by British designer Naomi Paul fall into this category.
These pendants are not only responsibly crafted but share the quiet opulence of premium textiles used in haute design.
Exhibited last month, at the Design Junction show in London, the Omi pendants are hand crocheted using re-cycled, surplus yarn from fashion houses such as Missoni. We weren't the only ones who were impressed with the design - the judging panel for the World Architecture News Awards 2012 awarded Naomi Paul first prize within the Furniture and Interior Accessories category.
British designer and member of the WAN jury panel Donna Wilson said, "I really like the forms created and the fact they have used a very traditional hand craft technique such as crochet - to produce a sophisticated and contemporary product. I think it's both innovative and commercially viable as they are made by crafters around the UK."
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About the designer: Naomi Paul is an interior product and textile design company founded by designer Naomi Paul, specialising in traditionally hand crafted innovative objects and materials for interior spaces. Naomi's approach to design is founded upon the basis of creating objects and textiles that serve a purpose and that do this through good design and skilled craftsmanship. Sustainability is a key part of Naomi's design process and is integral to the development of each product from sourcing surplus, recycled & native materials, innovative construction and deconstruction techniques through to responsible packaging and end of life considerations.