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Hangeliers: Clothes Hanger Chandeliers by Organelle Design

Posted By Daniel Flahiff On October 26, 2009 @ 3:30 pm In green furniture,green Interiors,Green Lighting,Recycled Materials | 7 Comments

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Clothes hangers are clogging our landfills at a rate of nearly 8 billion [1] per year. We’ve recently brought you designers who have been developing brilliant ways to tackle the problem through eco-friendly materials [2] and innovative new designs [3]. Now industrial designers Alex Witko and Courtney Hunt at Organelle Design [4] have hit upon another great idea — Hangeliers [5], wonderful chandeliers made from off-the-shelf plastic and wood hangers.

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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 [5], Organelle Design got it right. Organelle uses re-purposed off-the-shelf hangers, which removes them [if only temporarily] from the landfill cycle. Hangeliers [5] 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 [5] 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 [4] is certainly a shop to watch.

+ Organelle Design [4]


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[1] 8 billion: http://www.greenprogress.com/environment_article.php?id=1583

[2] eco-friendly materials: http://inhabitat.com../2009/05/26/ditto-ecological-hangers-save-landfill-space/

[3] innovative new designs: http://inhabitat.com../2007/09/26/cascading-hanger-lights-by-ali-siahvoshi/

[4] Organelle Design: http://www.organelledesign.com/

[5] Hangeliers: http://www.organelledesign.com/anemone3.shtml

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