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SPECTACLE CHANDELIER Made From Recycled Eye-Glasses

by , 10/10/07

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Salvage pioneer Stuart Haygarth has created an eye-catching eyeglass masterpiece, turning discarded glasses into a gorgeously green glowing chandelier. Spectacle is an optical chandelier assembled from 1020 pairs of discarded prescription glasses, with a smaller size constructed from 620 pairs. The refracted light from the lenses makes fluid shadows that play across walls creating an aqueous lighting effect that shimmers as much as it delights.


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By using old specs, “once an essential tool for seeing,” Haygarth believes that “an interesting analogous line is drawn between their old and new purposes.” We agree. Not only does he deliver an innovative piece of lighting design, he creates a new way of looking at it: reusing materials that are as strong in concept as they are aesthetic in practice.

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7 Comments

  1. eyeglasses scottsdale October 22, 2007 at 7:55 pm

    Really cool pieces of art. I bet they are way more impressive in person too.

  2. Kat October 21, 2007 at 11:13 am

    elegant and cheeky! i’m so for it, but james made me feel bad about it!

  3. zooloo October 19, 2007 at 4:38 am

    wow thats awesome – a truly exellent design and idea! :)

  4. James October 14, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    Beautiful. But those glasses could be doing so much more. By donating them to your local Lions club or Lenscrafters the glasses can be cleaned up and taken over seas and delivered to people would not otherwise be able to afford a pair.
    Check out http://www.givethegiftofsight.org

  5. Poker October 12, 2007 at 1:22 am

    In view of it being necessary for younger people to replace their glasses every so often – how many minimum would we need to make this kind of decoration?
    A nice school project, perhaps. I’ve got about 5 pairs sitting at home already. Friends’ ones might come in handy.

  6. Richie October 11, 2007 at 1:41 pm

    Okay… yes… beautiful. But… now slim it down into a commercially available ‘product’. less is more ? Something elegant, using less materials and relatively inexpensive… and it will become a design icon in no time.

    One off art pieces are nice… but a ubiquitous product would be nicer still.

    Onward to the next step ?

  7. Kenneth October 10, 2007 at 2:50 pm

    These are all just super-cool in my book.

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