Gallery: Recycled Chiquita Chandelier by Anneke Jakobs


Thrifty Dutch designer Anneke Jakobs has created something wonderfully ‘a-peeling’ with her recycled Chiquita Chandelier. Created while a student at the Utrecht School of Product Design, the eco-luxe chandelier consists of cut out banana shapes from ten Chiquita cartons that the designer rescued from the streets. All of the chandelier elements are secured with desktop paper fasteners. The chandelier is for subtle ambient lighting only, but we are most impressed by the designer’s creative use of castaway materials for an upscale, brand-subverting object.

For additional examples of Anneke Jakob’s conceptual furniture pieces, you can visit her alternative, process-oriented design site. The designer most recently exhibited her Recycled Chair and Buttons at Milan Design Week 2007. She will also participate in the upcoming Utrecht 2nd Biennial for Social Design in November 2007. We look forward to seeing more of Jakob’s designs for inspiration on adaptive reuse and bold conceptual style.

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  1. GEARFUSE » Recycl... October 16, 2007 at 5:50 pm

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  2. Design*Sponge » B... October 10, 2007 at 12:59 pm

    […] lighting October 10th, 2007 chiquita chandelier ok, so this isn’t exactly the most functional piece of lighting, but how fun is this? designer anneke jacobs created this chandelier re-using chiquita banana boxes she found on the street. i love the thought-process behind this and the grand, over-the-top feeling she was able to create with some everyday cardboard boxes. fantastic. click here for more on anneke jacobs. [via supernaturale, via inhabitat] […]

  3. katecontinued October 6, 2007 at 6:47 pm

    Must echo Carole, bloody corporation, decades and decades until the present.

    Ironically, I am very often put off by how negative the comments are at this great website. But, I simply couldn’t NOT agree with Carole. I am saddened by how many of we designers are disconnected from real world issues.

  4. Mieke October 6, 2007 at 4:53 am

    Wow… this is very cool! Great job, very proud!

  5. 5chw4r7z October 5, 2007 at 4:22 pm

    Bet it would bring big bucks here in Cincinnati where the Chiquita hadquarters is located.

  6. carole October 5, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    needs blood spatters for historical perspective

    Chiquita was United Fruit- much killling done for UF via cia/us

  7. Trish October 5, 2007 at 11:22 am

    A must have for Banana Lovers!….

  8. joy zaz October 5, 2007 at 8:14 am

    indeed, this is a good contruction item. i wonder if it needs a mind that can do origami, i am totaly null at it. one other thing that strikes me is the setting. the dining table is huge and people could hardly get inside, the walls are of “beton” yet there is this immense natural light source from the window pane that makes you not so ill at ease in this room-box.
    very interesting.
    zaz, paris

  9. Abigail October 4, 2007 at 11:28 am

    Dear “josien”:

    You can contact the designer directly via her website:
    Her e-mail address is on the front page.

    Thanks for reading!

    Abigail @ Inhabitat

  10. josien October 4, 2007 at 10:12 am

    This is so cool! where can i buy this chandelier?

  11. studio wellspring October 3, 2007 at 3:19 pm

    wow ~ that is so cool!

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