Hi, I’m Tabitha Bargh and I make sustainable cardboard lighting.

As a student my desk was packed with egg boxes, paper and card. I loved creating the unexpected from materials most people might throw away. 

By the time I went to work in a lighting shop after college, I’ll admit my love for cardboard was bordering on the obsessive! I decided to create my own cardboard lighting, layering the material by hand to make a stunning pattern of light and dark. 

Since then I’ve created a range of cardboard lampshades with a focus on craftsmanship, hand-making and sustainability. I use non toxic, biodegradable glue, source local, FSC certified materials and recycle whatever I don’t use. 

I love to elevate the ordinary into something new and hand-make products that are so precise they might even have been mass produced. To me, this is the design of the future; surprising, covetable and completely sustainable.