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Gorgeous Origen Egg Crate Chandelier
Posted By Alexandra Kain On April 9, 2009 @ 3:30 pm In Design,DIY,Green Lighting,Innovation,Recycled Materials | 3 Comments
With Easter on its way, those of us who engaged in egg-dying  festivities are likely to have lots of empty egg crates lying around. Rather than tossing them in the trash (or compost bin !), why not follow Federico Otero ‘s example and transform them into elegant examples of DIY design . One of fifteen finalists in our Spring Greening Contest , the Origen lamp is formed from several 30-pack egg crates interlocked around a light bulb that gives off a soft, warm glow. If you’re a fan of this design, be sure to vote for it in our contest post !
Easter aside, if you’ve ever had a garage band you know that old egg crates are great for diffusing sound, but if you’ve made it past that stage you’re either a professional musician or have a lot of leftover egg crates to get rid of. In the more probable case of the latter, why not take some cues from designer Federico Otero  and turn those sound diffusers into light diffusers.
Federico is a seasoned industrial designer originally from Lima, Peru . Over the last decade his work has taken him from the United States  to Italy  to Switzerland  where he’s worked on a number of design projects from faucets to jewelry . Most recently, he’s been designing watches for the Swiss company Tag Heuer .
+ Federico Otero 
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/inhabitat/3416442025/
 egg-dying: http://www.inhabitots.com/2009/04/07/mahar-drygoods-vintage-tie-dye-eggs-kit/
 compost bin: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/07/worm-factory-compact-composting-kits/
 Federico Otero: http://otero-d.com/default.htm
 DIY design: http://www.inhabitat.com/category/diy/
 Spring Greening Contest: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/09/spring-greening-contest-vote-now/
 contest post: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/06/vote-now-in-the-spring-greening-design-competition/
 Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/inhabitat/3418373198/
 Lima, Peru: http://www.trycards.com/calling-cards/Peru
 United States: http://www.trycards.com/calling-cards/USA
 Italy: http://www.trycards.com/calling-cards/Italy
 Switzerland: http://www.trycards.com/calling-cards/Switzerland
 jewelry: http://jewelryjoy.com/
 Tag Heuer: http://www.tagheuer.com/
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