Skull Chandelier Pays Homage to Animals by Aaron Brand
Designer Aaron Brand comes from a family of hunters and trappers. His family uses or sells the pelts and meat of the animals, but the bones usually get discard. To minimize waste and pay homage to the animals, Brand collects the skulls to use in his designs. While the idea of sustainability through death may not seem that appealing, Brand seeks to use all parts of the creatures. The animal bones are boiled and bleached, then coated in a shiny liquid plastic. The finished design acknowledges and respects the creatures the pieces came from. The lights are a beautiful and fascinating design created from something that many find grotesque.