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“Frozen Trees” Made of 1000s of Ikea Plastic Bag Dispensers Light Up Lisbon

Posted By Tafline Laylin On February 4, 2012 @ 2:54 am In Art,Design,Gallery,Green Lighting | No Comments

Frozen Trees, LIKE Architects, Portugal, Lisbon, Pedro IV Square, green design, green lighting, LED, light lights, IKEA, Rationall Variera, plastic, polypropylene, green design, sustainable design, eco design, art, green materials

2400 of the Rationell Variera IKEA pieces [1] were used to create the Frozen Trees installation. The plastic pieces were connected to a lightweight metal frame and white monochromatic LED lights [2] were connected to triangular rings in order to illuminate the beautiful structures. Although each of the 30 pieces are 3.6 meters tall, they were constructed in three different diameters.

Completely modular, the installation was constructed in the designer’s studio before it was transported to the square and secured to the ground for stability. They are very easy to construct and even easier to take down so that this project has virtually no environmental impact [3] save for the plastic pieces themselves. However, these are easily re-used or recycled [4]. LIKE Architects is currently seeking a new home for this wonderful exhibit.

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[1] Rationell Variera IKEA pieces: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80010222/

[2] white monochromatic LED lights: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light-emitting_diode

[3] no environmental impact: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_statement

[4] re-used or recycled: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recycling

[5] + LIKE Architects: http://www.likearchitects.com/

[6] Architecture Feed: http://www.architecturefeed.com/2012/01/24/frozen-trees-a-lighting-installation-a-news-report-from-lisbon/

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