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This year, Tat Chao showcased his line, IN VITRO, which represents the “rebirth of the rejected, the out of style, the damaged.”

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All of the lamps are made from donated glassware or glass items found in local community-run thrift shops. Working out of his studio in Montreal, Quebec, the artist carefully adheres to the “slow upcycle” method and assembles each lamp by hand using a simple glass binding adhesive.

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Photos by Mike Chino and Jill Fehrenbacher