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Designer Tat Chao Transforms Discarded Glassware into Stunning Lamps

by , 05/23/14



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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.”

Related: 30 Amazing Green Designs from Wanted Design 2014

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.

+ Tat Chao

+ Wanted Design

Photos by Mike Chino and Jill Fehrenbacher

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  1. Leslie Tilley July 3, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Very cool. I do somewhat similar things with metal objects: https://www.etsy.com/shop/4FLighting

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