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Chesta Vase Made from Egg Cartons

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On April 9, 2009 @ 4:30 pm In DIY,Green Lighting,New York City,Recycled Materials | No Comments

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Looking for another inspired reuse for all of those egg-cartons left empty after Easter [2]? New York designer Fanny Chen [3]‘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 [4] treasure – if you agree, be sure to vote for her project in our Spring Greening Contest [5]!

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE SPRING GREENING DESIGN > [5]

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+ Fanny Chen [3]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=23157

[2] Easter: http://www.inhabitots.com/2009/04/08/inhabitots-link-roundup-of-the-day-easter-edition/

[3] Fanny Chen: http://www.coroflot.com/public/individual_details.asp?individual_id=43183

[4] industrial-chic: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/22/nine-stories-reclaimed-car-steel-tables/

[5] Spring Greening Contest: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/06/vote-now-in-the-spring-greening-design-competition/

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