Ariel Schwartz

Chesta Vase Made from Egg Cartons

by , 04/09/09

chesta egg carton vase, sustainable design, green design, inhabitat spring greening competition, fanny chen, green housewares, recycled materials

Looking for another inspired reuse for all of those egg-cartons left empty after Easter? New York designer Fanny Chen‘s “Chesta Egg Carton Vase” gives them a creative second life. The cartons that make up the vase are broken into sheets of intersecting polygons. Pieces of symmetrically-arranged carton are connected with hand stitches, and a coat of varnish makes the vase extra-tough. Chen says that her project is inspired by the overlooked beauty in everyday objects as well as a desire to highlight our environmental problems. We think that she has succeeded in turning trash into industrial-chic treasure – if you agree, be sure to vote for her project in our Spring Greening Contest!

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