i’m jealous of stuart haygarth


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.

comments (15)

  1. Mrs Moen /// 01.09.2010 /// 2:20pm

    They are perfect, I just want to reach in and touch all those perfectly hanging items!

  2. Lori /// 01.09.2010 /// 5:04pm

    Oh yeah. I want the one with glass lenses too. They look huge.

  3. The Jealous Curator /// 01.09.2010 /// 6:49pm

    They are. The one with the lenses, titled ‘Optical’, has a 1.5m diameter (hanging height approx. 2.0m). The second I can afford a house that will accommodate this kind of lighting fixture I’m calling Stuart Haygarth… granted, it may be awhile before he hears from me!

  4. Stephanie /// 01.11.2010 /// 9:19am


  5. The Jealous Curator /// 01.11.2010 /// 9:41am

    I know… I can’t stop thinking about them actually.

  6. Estercity /// 01.12.2010 /// 10:43am

    I love this lamps

  7. Steph /// 01.17.2010 /// 3:08am

    if you like this, you might also like Nicholas Folland…
    unfortunately the photos dont do it enough justice.

  8. Charlotta /// 02.01.2012 /// 8:19pm

    I’m jealous of the jealous curator. Whenever I get down and wonder where the beauty went … I go to this website and find solace.

    Dear jealous curator … thought you might like this link: http://www.peggymcclard.com/aab%20Folk%20Art%20Darlington%20heart%204839.htm

  9. the jealous curator /// 02.01.2012 /// 9:06pm

    that was one of the most amazing comments i’ve ever received. thank you so so much charlotta xo
    ps. just watched your ‘freedom riders’ video. beautiful – just beautiful.

  10. Sandi bednarsky /// 09.15.2012 /// 8:08am

    These hanging works of art brighten a day to gaze upon them. How much do they cost? What kind of lights or bulbs are inside and what wattage? Do you take orders?

  11. the jealous curator /// 09.15.2012 /// 10:11am

    i’m not sure about any of that… but you can contact stuart via his site:


  12. Carola Fitzhugh /// 02.03.2013 /// 7:20pm

    Your work has me stunned! Too beautiful to notice it may have once been rubbish to fill a dump (or a sea shore) . Thank you for bringing more beauty to this world! You truly have a gift. Thank you for sharing.

  13. kim /// 03.04.2013 /// 6:09am

    How did you attach them to create the overall shape to create the chandlear

  14. the jealous curator /// 03.04.2013 /// 12:20pm

    that’s a question for stuart ; ) i’m not sure how he did it… that might be part of the magic ; )

  15. Amelia Errazuriz /// 04.19.2016 /// 4:29am

    Hoy are the objects attached to créate the sphere?

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