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Philippe Starck’s Iconic Lamp, Remade From Sugar Waste

Lighting retailer Flos has teamed up with Italian biotech company Bio-on, to remake Philippe Starck’s iconic lamp using 100% naturally water-biodegradable bioplastic.

The Miss Sissi lamp—designed by Starck in 1991—will be the first lamp made with polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) bioplastic, that’s made from the waste materials of sugar beet and cane production.

According to the companies, the made-over lamp will have zero impact on the food cycle, requires no organic solvents, and is completely biodegradable in soil and water.

The new Miss Sissi lamp is expected to hit the markets in early 2014.

Is it recommended to not drink near the lamps in case of spillage?

[via Fast Co. Design]