One of the major toxic pollutants is plastic, which pollutes the earth and leads to air and water pollution. Plastic in form of carry bags and water bottles is frequently used by many of us everyday. While some people throw away the used up plastic bottles on the sidewalks carelessly, there are some eco-conscious people too who think of innovative ways to make something extraordinary out of these thrown away, discarded plastic bottles. These creative eco-artists have designed various innovative and beautiful products by making use of plastic wares. After the jump are five stunning chandeliers made using recycled plastic bottles. Check them out:
1. Bottle Chandelier gives new life to used plastic bottles
Organelle design studio based in New York City and Vancouver, deals in interior designing that includes lighting, furniture etc. the design studio involves the creative use of waste materials and found objects. Their designs are both cost and environmentally effective. The elegant Bottle Chandelier is a beautiful creation of Alex and Courtney, the designers of Organelle Design studio. They have creatively re-purposed zip ties, galvanized poultry wire, bike rims and many plastic water bottles. This chandelier was specially designed as a part of a volunteer based project for a non profit organization called the Vancouver Womenâs Health Collective in combination with UBC SALA.
2. “Ella” Plastic Bottle Chandelier by Sarah Turner
Called as âEllaâ, is an incredible design of chandelier created by Sarah Turner by making use of a total of 310 plastic bottles. This chandelier makes good use of a different part of the plastic bottle than what is typically seen with many of such kinds of upcycling projects. The plastic drink bottles were collected from coffee shops and homes and were washed and cleaned properly. After this, the plastic bottles were turned white by treating them with jet of sand. Each piece was assembled with hand to give it a round shape, resembling an umbrella. To avoid the plastic to melt or de-shape three low energy bulbs were used to give an ambient light and produce less heat.
3. Stuart Haygarth’s Take on Bottled Water, in Chandelier Form
London based renowned designer Stuart Haygarth has already amazed the viewers with his eyeglass lens chandelier and disposable wineglass chandelier. In December 2007, he struck again with âdropâ, the chandelier that he created by making use of discarded plastic water bottles. The designer has always aspired to create something unique and usable out of the recycled materials. To make his plastic bottle chandelier, he collected around 1800 water bottles from Stansted airport, London, and cut a small section from the bottleâs base. He then put them in a in a cement mixer containing sand and water that made it look like frosted glass. The chandelier was displayed at the Design Miami 2007.
4. Aurora Robsonâs recycled chandeliers glow using renewable energy
Eco- artist Aurora Robson has created these delicate and glorifying structures of lighting art by making use of discarded plastic water bottles. She made use of 20,000 dumped plastic bottles to create these magnificent eco-friendly chandelier pieces. To make her design entirely green and sustainable she made use of LED lights to illuminate her chandeliers. These LED lights lit the artwork by making use of solar power.
5. Michelle Brandâs Stunning Plastic Bottle Chandelier
Manchester based eco- artist Michelle Brand won the Inhabitatâs Editor Choice Award in 2007 for her eco-lightning designs. In 2008 she created this brilliant piece of art for 100%design, which is UKâs first and leading contemporary design show. Her chandelier made from cut-off plastic bottle bases was also displayed at redesignâs Lighten up exhibition. She re-purposed the discarded waste of plastic water bottles and built this marvelous chandelier.