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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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Kerry Meller
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

Risa Lovee
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fantastic ! This is so creative :D I never thought it'd be possible to turn washing machine into a lamp.

Fasolka
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would like to have such beautiful lamps on my street

Kira Thesloth
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful at night, but not so much in day time.

Diana Leça
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is fantastic. My parents are from Madeira. Such a beautiful island

Kerry Meller
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

Risa Lovee
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fantastic ! This is so creative :D I never thought it'd be possible to turn washing machine into a lamp.

Fasolka
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would like to have such beautiful lamps on my street

Kira Thesloth
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful at night, but not so much in day time.

Diana Leça
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is fantastic. My parents are from Madeira. Such a beautiful island

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