The Melt Project
As I got older, one of the things I’ve gradually come to appreciate is my home. As the ultimate getaway and refuge from the fast pacing everyday life, its purpose is to make one feel utterly comfortable and relaxed. It’s important to set the distinction between house and home: as I see it, what turns the first into the latter, is your personal touch, your own individual stamp making it a reflection of your persona.
One of the easiest ways to modify a space is by adding decorative elements and experimenting with placement. Lighting also plays a crucial role, as do the elements which provide it. On this note, one of my favourite pieces has to be a limited edition white Melt Lamp my good friend and designer, Rui Pereira, made especially for me.
The Melt Project was originally created by Rui at a workshop conducted by the renowned Campana brothers, aimed at imbuing everyday waste with new found life, by transforming it into design pieces. Through a unique process of heating and melting plastic waste to desired shapes, Rui is able to assemble original, exclusive and green pieces, which range from a variety of lamps, to chairs and other objects. The best part about them is that besides the strong ecological focus, they combine outstanding design with exclusivity, as the production process and materials used in their conception result in pieces with unique color, shape and texture.