I transform milk bottles into designer lighting

Heath Nash

South Africa / Le Cap
Innovation : Marketed / Broadcasted
Heath never dreamed that one day his idea for recycling waste plastics, in this case the used milk bottles that are polluting South Africa, would become a source of inspiration for some of the hottest lighting designers in northern Europe.

Heath is a perfectionist and spends a lot of his time rooting through the garbage searching for the particular colours and textures that make his lamps so beautiful. He’s not afraid to get his hands dirty with spoiled milk, shampoo, soap, or whatever residue might be left in the bottles, before giving them a second life. 

Interact, support, talk !

  1. Serikbaeva Botagoz
    1. Meryam Shamengo
    2. Margaux Shamengo
  2. Aireen Aquino
    1. Margaux Shamengo

Actualités du pionnier

Ideas for your next trip to South Africa

22 July 2015
Justine is one of the intrepid student interns who has set off to join the adventures of our pioneers. She’s landed in South Africa, where she is now working side-by-side with Heath Nash.

Internship with Shamengo pioneer: the latest from Cape Town

27 May 2015
Justine, a student at Promising – a network of partner universities – was selected for summer work placement with Heath Nash. Immersion in the life of a trainee Shamengo pioneer.

Nash or the art of sharing

1 April 2015
The designer Heath Nash has taken a new artistic turn by getting involved in a social project with Maker Libraries. This network of co-creation spaces brings together architects, designers and DIYers who want to share their creativity.