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Published on January 14th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Bäsil pendant lamp from Bastis bowls

Pieter creates a pendant lamp in honour of his cat. Nice.

He says, “It was created last summer, but it didn’t find a way to the public until now. Since recently, it’s been on display at a designshop here in Belgium. With the nice girls of KAP32.

It’s a pendant lamp made from 15 cat/dog food bowls (Bastis), some lamps and wiring. I named it ‘Bäsil’ after my cat. The pictures speak for themselves.”

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8 Responses to Bäsil pendant lamp from Bastis bowls

  1. Thank u everyone on all your nice comments.
    U can find more info and pictures at
    good luck on making the lamp! if it doesnt work out, send me an email and i make one for u. cheers

  2. Love the idea and the effect of the light has made an impact…shows how much you loved Basil or still do.

  3. Homer says:

    What I want to say right now about this isn’t somethind I’d say in front of my mom or daughter.
    That’s amazing!
    Oh, and I second that request for more information.
    How are the bowls united?
    I’ve been looking for a while for a good idea for the lights in my living room, I think this is it.
    I really hope these bowls are available at Ikea Greece..

  4. That Sir, is awesome. Looks like it’s straight out of The Matrix.

  5. Anonymous says:

    hey man, is it possible to give us some hints on how to make this great lamp?

    also, are there any daylight photos?

    it’s very inspiring, congrats! :)

  6. MyFuZZyButtZ says:

    Hey now! That’s some thinking outside the bowl for ya!

  7. Is that a bowl at the top as well?

    The whole look seems very professionally done. Nice job!

  8. Louis W says:

    Wow.. seriously cool. This looks very high design, I am loving it.

    Any way we could get some more details, or maybe higher res photos? Wondering how you assebled the wires and got it all working.

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