Souda's Bubble Chandeliers are delightful conversation starters, but there's a lot more to them than meets the eye. Each one is created from 60 post-consumer PET bottles collected by homeless individuals in NYC through a partnership with Brooklyn-based non-profit SURE WE CAN. A portion of the proceeds from each fixture sold is then donated right back to SURE WE CAN's homeless-friendly can redemption center, which is the only one of its kind in New York City.
The Bubble Chandelier‘s design was originally inspired by the cell-like shape of soap bubbles. Each one is handmade in a process where the recycled bottles are cleaned, cut, and then riveted together.
All of the plastic bottles used to make Bubble Chandeliers are sourced from SURE WE CAN, a non-profit dedicated to helping the homeless help themselves by collecting bottles and cans. If you’re interested in purchasing a beautiful and meaningful piece of art for your home that also takes trash off the streets and creates income for those in need, check out Souda’s collection here.