Stunningly beautiful and an overwhelmingly important message? Usually I don’t expect so much from my lamps, but I do now! British artist/designer Stuart Haygarth has shown me the light… too cheesy? Sorry, but it’s true! These spectacular chandeliers are breathtaking, and they are made from found/discarded man-made debris that is polluting our planet.
The first one is titled Tide. This huge sphere is made up clear and translucent objects (mainly plastics), that the tide washed up on a specific stretch of Kent coastline. The sphere of the chandelier ‘is an analogy for the moon which effects the tides, which in turn wash up the debris.’
The second piece is shaped like a drop of water. What could it be made from? 1800 plastic water bottles that were collected at Stansted Airport in England. Haygarth cut off the bottom of each bottle and tossed them in a cement mixer filled with sand and water giving them the look of frosted glass. Gorgeous.
The third one is my favourite. Nope, not your traditional, run of the mill disco ball. This one is made up of 4500 prescription eyeglass lenses, and instead of reflecting the light, ‘the light is refracted through the many layers of glass lenses. A magical explosion of light is created.’ I want this so badly it hurts a tiny bit.