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Capsule Light

Create an atmospheric glow that is inviting to sight and touch with Capsule Lights. This modern pendant consists of two molded felt shells, one in color to direct light and the other in white to diffuse it. Cluster them over a dining table, living room or foyer or use them as glowing night-lights in a nursery. The shades are hand crafted by one of the last millineries in the US, using wooden hat blocks from the 1800’s to give them their shape.
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Active Sustainability
Active Sustainability
This product generates a positive and quantifiable environmental impact each time it is used. Active sustainable products transform daily activities into acts of environmental conservation.
Design Aikido
Design Aikido
This design uses existing infrastructure including technology, molds, skills, raw materials and resources with built-in environmental and social advantages that create alternative markets and incentivize material, process and behavioral changes.
Locally Sourced
Locally Sourced
This product was manufactured within 100 miles from the point of distribution.
This product is made from 100% wool felt that is harvested from sheep. Wool is a renewable resource, as the sheep will keep growing new coats of wool over their lifetime. The production of wool felt relies on organized farming of sheep world wide, maintaining a steady supply of the raw material.

To remove dust and dirt use a lint remover or tape. Light dry superficial stains may be removed with low grit sandpaper. Sand very lightly in the same direction as the fibers removing only the stained fibers. Capsules may be steamed back into shape with a household steamer. Steam dents and affected area until it is soft and using both hands lightly re-shape shades into original form. Repeat as necessary. To harden the shade spray starch and let dry completely. Always use the recommended LED light bulbs.

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Capsule Lights are a design exploration of traditional millinery processes and industrial craft. The design bridges markets from past and present and highlights felt's natural beauty and its various tactile, visual and environmental properties.


Capsule Lights are hand crafted by one of the last remaining hat manufacturers in the US. The shape, colors and details are the result of employing the manufacturers skills and technology to create a product that fits an alternative and growing market. In addition to being designed for easy disassembly for composting, the lamp requires the use of energy efficient bulbs.

Length 8 in / 20 cm
Width 8 in / 20 cm
Height 12 in / 30.5 cm
Weight 5 lb / 2.27 kg

Jaime Salm and Katherine Wise


Made in the USA

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