Glowing Schilthorn Transforms an Old Coffee Pot Into a Lamp

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Glowing Schilthorn Transforms an Old Coffee Pot Into a Lamp by Gilles Eichenbaum



Gilles Eichenbaum has made an art out of recycling old kitchenware into incredible lighting. The designer is a true craftsman who repurposes everything from colanders to kettles to broken toasters to create illuminating masterpieces. His work originally manifested itself as a hobby he picked up while traveling the world, but it wasn’t until he began selling the pieces at local flea markets, where they were met with a fervent reception, did he know he was doing something really special.

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23 Responses to “Glowing Schilthorn Transforms an Old Coffee Pot Into a Lamp”

  1. This is really clever – I love this design!

  2. stefanakis says:

    This work have a real sense in this time! Simple idea and big creation!

  3. Kestrel Jenkins says:

    this is gorgeous! i would love to have this on my dining room table!

  4. This is really beautiful. What a creative way to reuse kitchenware.

  5. Mike Chino says:

    I love how Gilles transposed a delicate lace-like aesthetic onto an object that is generally quite heavy – the end result is playful and certainly eyecatching!

  6. Diane Pham says:

    lovely!

  7. Will Giron says:

    NIce! Reminds me of Morocco!

  8. FanieV says:

    I vote for Gilles his creation is so nice between dream and reality
    surrealist Muse Fanie

  9. giulia says:

    étonnantes et très délicates créations

  10. Le Jardinier Décorateur says:

    SUPERBE……………;)

  11. vanweyenbergh says:

    Gilles Eichenbaum is a very creative and innovative artist. Since several years I follow his work, and as art expert I can only say that he always surprises me with his work. Good job Gilles.
    Gerard Van Weyenbergh

  12. christineterrell says:

    Gilles’ work is always inspiring.

  13. Schnuppe von Gwinner says:

    Such a wonderful metamorphosis of a coffepot!!

  14. Gilles Eichenbaum says:

    Thanks to you all for your sokind comments.

    I chose to compete with this model as an example of half vintage half design upcycling. This glowing coffee pot, coming from a flea market, is entirely handmade. It is as aesthetic lit as lifeless, moreover no need to use it in a black room because produced effect is as visible in broad daylight as in a normally lit ambience. On practical plan, the bulb is deliberately located at the top not to dazzle. Feet refine the general aspect of the object and allow, underneath, a central exit of the wire so that the lamp can be orientated the its prefered side without restraint.

  15. Nicole Wersand says:

    Gilles tu fais toujours des intéressantes créations

  16. Katrinka says:

    Although many of the lamps made from recycled plastic were lovely, I think it is more healthful not to have heated plastic in your living space, and better not to create plastic beverage bottles at all.

    I chose this lamp because it is magical and durable, and the designer seems to have considered all practical concerns about lighting design very carefully.

  17. PrincesseWanda says:

    The achievements are not only Gilles orginial but sweat finesse, poetry, sensuality … They enlighten us each of their personal history!
    A unique relationship between artist and his muse …
    Vote for lace Gilles!

  18. Gilles Garbage Eichenbaum says:

    KaTrinka, thanks for this comment I could’nt say better :-)

  19. Gilles Eichenbaum says:

    Katrinka, thanks for this comment – I could’nt say better :-)

  20. camille kritikos says:

    L’Art d’apporter à cet Objet Ultra féminin la prOportion parfaite de la lumière…La finesse de l’Oeil Masculin a permis un très belle performance. Habiller l’objet d’une dentelle à faire pâlir la Haute-cOuture.

  21. princessewanda says:

    The achievements are not only Gilles orginial but sweat finesse, poetry, sensuality … They enlighten us each of their personal history!
    A unique relationship between artist and his muse …
    Vote for lace Gilles!

  22. move2sedona says:

    While I loved several of the designs, I just had to vote for this one. I tend to agree that, while the plastic bottle lamps are lovely and do keep them from the landfill, the idea they would be continuing to outgas makes me shy away from them.

    More than that however, is that I appreciate the way this takes objects once beloved and makes them beautiful and relevant once again. Poetic, indeed.

  23. itaita says:

    Hey Gilles,I am a editor of China Trend Collection Magazine, I mailed you, have you got intrest in our interview?

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