Adele Chong

DISPOSABLE CHANDELIER by Stuart Haygarth

by , 02/21/07

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When you first feast your eyes on one of Stuart Haygarth’s quirky designs, the first thing that becomes immediately ingrained in your memory is his apparent talent for juxtaposing color with form. His recent design, the Disposable Chandelier, is no exception to the rule. Humorously crafted out of 416 disposable plastic wine glasses, the chandelier is lit with a pink fluorescent light source. Incidentally, a smaller version made with 280 glasses is also available. While the atmosphere created by this piece is elegant enough for any posh dinner party, its unusual construction also provides ample material for after-dinner conversation!


Based in both London and Berlin, Haygarth has been concocting interior designs out of banal, everyday objects since 2004. Specializing in photographic illustration and sculptural works, he has customized pieces for a number of big-name clients such as Porsche and MAC cosmetics.

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6 Comments

  1. Kat October 16, 2007 at 10:38 am

    I don’t know about the wine glasses, what is the source? Surely he has not collected 1000′s to keep making these things, so he’s buying them and not simply recycling to keep up with supply and demand which defeats the purpose right?

  2. Helen August 22, 2007 at 12:47 am

    it’s not just about that, it’s about the process that the items go though, like plastic, lots of pullution to make the plastic in the 1st place so if we don’t have to make as much, it’s green!!

  3. jro February 23, 2007 at 1:28 pm

    I went to an art school and I am sad to report that nearly all projects made from “recycled” goods invariably were found in the trash months later. “Garbage” art just adds another stop before these objects find themselves in landfills.

  4. Wendy February 22, 2007 at 8:45 pm

    I like the innovative ideas that these designers have. Even if there are objections to the sale of these goods (whether in the pricing, the ‘greeniness’ or the necessity, which seem to be the main gripes), we could learn from them how we could make beautiful use of our old junk that would otherwise go to land fill. I love the idea of seeing an everyday object differently and making creative use of it.

  5. jro February 22, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    I dont know…but the title “disposable chandelier” doesnt sound too green to me

  6. Gary Paudler February 22, 2007 at 12:49 pm

    When I need a little atmosphere around the dinner table, I just use a truck tire, some gasoline, a match and voila! I hope that the chandelier’s description as “disposable” is deliberately flippant and not really some injection molder’s wet dream.

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