Stephanie Loleng

Plastic Spoon Chandelier by Daisuke Hiraiwa

by , 05/25/09

sustainable design, green design, icff 2009, daisuke hiraiwa, recycled materials, spoon lamp, sustainable lighting, found design

We’re perpetually amazed by the way that Japanese designer Daisuke Hiraiwa transforms everyday objects into striking examples of found design, and we were particularly impressed with his incredible line of Indication chandeliers – made from recycled plastic spoons. Exhibited at this year’s ICFF, each one is completely composed of clear plastic spoons that have been punctured with hundreds of tiny holes to allow light to filter through them in beautiful ways.


In creating his Indication chandeliers Daisuke was inspired by shoals of fish in the sea and the result is simply breathtaking. Hiraiwa likes to work with negative spaces, and his Indication chandeliers are painstakingly crafted by using a soldering iron to puncture plastic spoons with hundreds of tiny holes. These spoons are then strung together into a stunning series of hanging lights that sway and flow, refracting and dispersing the light source.

Having studied architecture in Japan, Hiraiwa is a former sculptor who is now going for his master’s degree in Interior and Spatial Design at Chelsea College in London. In an article from Hidden Art, he said that, “The shoal of fish is always moving, and I like the instability and I think with this sculpture, I can capture that.” Ultimately, he’d like to see his work displayed in restaurants or public spaces in general.

+ Daisuke Hiraiwa

+ ICFF 2009 Coverage

+ ICFF 2009 Photo Album

Related Posts

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:


  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
What are you looking for? (Solar, HVAC, etc.)
Where are you located?