PET Lamp Pikul
In 2018, Thailand was the country in charge of interpreting the technique developed by Álvaro Catalán de Ocón to transform PET plastic bottles into lamps.
As with previous occasions, through a methodology based on field research, prototyping and on-site workshops, the studio of Alvaro Catalán de Ocón has developed a collection of lampshades in collaboration with Traditional Bamboo Handicraft Center, a foundation supported by her Majesty Queen Sirikit that enjoys a distinguished reputation in the field of handicrafts in the country.
Bamboo is the chosen material; typical of the Southeast Asia region and worked with precision and attention to detail by the best craftspeople in the country.
Each PET Lamp Pikul is a unique product, the standardised shapes and patterns of the lamps contrast with the colours, chosen directly by the Thai artisans who apply their traditional pigments freely.
PET Lamp Pikul Making Of
The character of Thai basketry tradition comes from the artisan’s calmness and patience, reflected in extremely precise and balanced pieces.
PET Lamp Pikul takes its name after the Mimusops Elengi’s flower. Also known as Spanish Cherry tree, it is a tropical tree found in the forests of this region of Asia. The flower grows in a geometric pattern inspiring the traditional Pikul pattern which can be found in many of the crafts around Thailand.
The bamboo requires the skill and mastery of three craftsmen, each one specialising in a particular manufacturing technique required to make each lamp.
The first craftsman calibrates the width and thickness of the strands to achieve the required form dictated by the natural curvature of the material. A hexagonal base frame is created as a warp on which a second craftsman weaves the traditional Pikul pattern with coloured bamboo strips. Once the pattern is applied, a third craftsman firms up the lamp with two rigid rattan rings.
PET Lamp Pikul Details
All Pikul PET Lamps fit an E14 lamp holder.Max. 25W. Includes a T-25 LED filament lightbulb 4W 400 Lm.
220 V. All electric components CE approved.According to regulation UNE-EN 60598
One lamp includes: One lampshade, its electrical installation, 2 meters of black textile cable, a hand switch and type C plug.
PET Lamp Pikul wall lamp requires a large (Pikul L) lampshade.
Black steel structure and selected large lampshade.
Indicated prices are suggested retail prices in Euro excl. VAT and delivery costs. Prices valid until April 2022.