Six Pack Rings Upcycled Into 165 Helianthus Pendant Light by Bao-Khang Luu
The shape of Bao-Khang Luu's "165 Helianthus Pendant Light" draws inspiration from the plant world. Twenty-two inches in diameter, 12” high, and using 432 six-pack plastic rings, the light lamp weighs less than 4 lb. It collapses to 4” high, allowing it to be shipped in a smaller box. Using a technique developed over a year and a half, the six-pack rings are hand-woven onto metal lamp rings. This eliminates the use of new materials or adhesives to connect the six-pack rings together. UL parts and a Philips AmbientLED light bulb complete the 165 Helianthus Pendant Light. At the end of its lifecycle, each lamp can be deconstructed easily for upcycling or recycling.