Create your own custom design with 40 minutes of cycling.

When you invest time into a personal project, you often develop a stronger attachment to the outcome. It’s an idea which Mark Colliass, a student from Nottingham Trent University, has drawn on to create a mobile lampshade factory that is also a statement about throwaway culture. Using bio-resin, a lampshade mould, and 40 minutes of exercise – it’s easy to create your very own lighting accessory.

The process works likes this: Pour jesmonite, the bio-resin, into a lampshade mould and add a color of your choice. Secure your mould into Mark’s specially-designed rig and start to pedal. Centrifugal force will push the resin to the sides of the mould and create a hollow cylinder, which after 40 minutes of cycling will permanently set.

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