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Hangeliers: Clothes Hanger Chandeliers by Organelle Design
Posted By Daniel Flahiff On October 26, 2009 @ 3:30 pm In Design,Green Furniture,Green Interiors,Green Lighting,Innovation,Recycled Materials | 7 Comments
Clothes hangers are clogging our landfills at a rate of nearly 8 billion  per year. We’ve recently brought you designers who have been developing brilliant ways to tackle the problem through eco-friendly materials  and innovative new designs . Now industrial designers Alex Witko and Courtney Hunt at Organelle Design  have hit upon another great idea — Hangeliers , wonderful chandeliers made from off-the-shelf plastic and wood hangers.
As many Inhabitat readers already know, re-purposing objects, recycled and/or found, can be a tricky business. It takes time, a good eye and not a little bit of luck. With Hangeliers , Organelle Design got it right. Organelle uses re-purposed off-the-shelf hangers, which removes them [if only temporarily] from the landfill cycle. Hangeliers  are unique, beautiful and draw attention to the issue of landfill waste at the same time.
Not to be confused with ‘The Langoliers’ [the notoriously awful TV movie based on Stephen King’s novella] Organelle’s Hangeliers  are reminiscent of modern masters such as Nelson and Henningson—elegant design, precise thinking and a subtle nostalgia. With their commitment to innovation, sustainability and high design, Organelle  is certainly a shop to watch.
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URLs in this post:
 8 billion: http://www.greenprogress.com/environment_article.php?id=1583
 eco-friendly materials: http://inhabitat.com../2009/05/26/ditto-ecological-hangers-save-landfill-space/
 innovative new designs: http://inhabitat.com../2007/09/26/cascading-hanger-lights-by-ali-siahvoshi/
 Organelle Design: http://www.organelledesign.com/
 Hangeliers: http://www.organelledesign.com/anemone3.shtml
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