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We Turned 133 Old Washing Machine Drums Into Street Lamps
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Art, Recycling6 years ago

We Turned 133 Old Washing Machine Drums Into Street Lamps

We made steampunk street decoration out of washing machine drums for the festival of São Pedro in the town of Câmara de Lobos, Madeira island, Portugal. It took about 6 months to collect 133 washing machines.

Many of them were found in the street meant for garbage, some were donated by owners who couldn’t use them anymore. Initially, we targeted for 100 drums but once the number was reached, the washing machines kept coming.

We are a cultural association Teatro Metaphora – associação de amigos das artes, and one of our goals is promotion of ecological well-being and responsible usage of materials.

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The volunteers spent 6 months collecting the washing machines

They also prepared the drums

The municipality workers helped to put the decorations

It was really nice since they supported the project too

The steampunk decoration evokes contradictory reaction from locals though

Finally, stylish lamps illuminate the street

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Glynis Lailann
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6 years ago

Recycling at its best! Wonderful idea.

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6 years ago

thanks!!

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christiana ioannidou
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6 years ago

Wow!! Stunning! Great job!

Kerry Meller
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6 years ago

reduce reuse recycle this is fantastic would love something like this myself

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Glynis Lailann
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6 years ago

Recycling at its best! Wonderful idea.

Community Member
6 years ago

thanks!!

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christiana ioannidou
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6 years ago

Wow!! Stunning! Great job!

Kerry Meller
Community Member
6 years ago

reduce reuse recycle this is fantastic would love something like this myself

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