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Gorgeous Origen Egg Crate Chandelier

Posted By Alexandra Kain On April 9, 2009 @ 3:30 pm In DIY,Green Lighting,Recycled Materials | 3 Comments

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With Easter on its way, those of us who engaged in egg-dying [2] festivities are likely to have lots of empty egg crates lying around. Rather than tossing them in the trash (or compost bin [3]!), why not follow Federico Otero [4]‘s example and transform them into elegant examples of DIY design [5]. One of fifteen finalists in our Spring Greening Contest [6], 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 [7]!

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE SPRING GREENING DESIGN > [7]

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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 [4] and turn those sound diffusers into light diffusers.

Federico is a seasoned industrial designer originally from Lima, Peru [9]. Over the last decade his work has taken him from the United States [10] to Italy [11] to Switzerland [12] where he’s worked on a number of design projects from faucets to jewelry [13]. Most recently, he’s been designing watches for the Swiss company Tag Heuer [14].

+ Federico Otero [4]

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[1] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/inhabitat/3416442025/

[2] egg-dying: http://www.inhabitots.com/2009/04/07/mahar-drygoods-vintage-tie-dye-eggs-kit/

[3] compost bin: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/07/worm-factory-compact-composting-kits/

[4] Federico Otero: http://otero-d.com/default.htm

[5] DIY design: http://www.inhabitat.com/category/diy/

[6] Spring Greening Contest: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/09/spring-greening-contest-vote-now/

[7] contest post: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/06/vote-now-in-the-spring-greening-design-competition/

[8] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/inhabitat/3418373198/

[9] Lima, Peru: http://www.trycards.com/calling-cards/Peru

[10] United States: http://www.trycards.com/calling-cards/USA

[11] Italy: http://www.trycards.com/calling-cards/Italy

[12] Switzerland: http://www.trycards.com/calling-cards/Switzerland

[13] jewelry: http://jewelryjoy.com/

[14] Tag Heuer: http://www.tagheuer.com/

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