German designers Laura Schroeder and Jorg Virchow — from Itektur — recently unveiled a sparkling chandelier that is made entirely from salvaged CFL bulbs that have been upgraded with long-lasting LED lights. Spotted at this year’s DMY Berlin design fair, ‘The Glow Chandelier’ celebrates the grandeur of classic chandeliers with a cool green twist.
CFL bulbs last longer than incandescent bulbs while consuming less energy – however they’re considered toxic waste at the end of their life cycle due to the mercury they contain. Itektur‘s “Glow Chandelier’ saves dozens of these bulbs from the landfill by upgrading their glass tubes with energy-efficient and long-lasting LED lights.
Photo © Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat / Itektur