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STUART HAYGARTH’S TIDE CHANDELIER
Posted By Emily Pilloton On January 18, 2007 @ 6:00 am In Decorative Objects,Green Lighting,Recycled Materials | 19 Comments
London-based designer Stuart Haygarth  knows now to turn mass amounts of trash into awe-inspiring treasure. With training in design and photography, Haygarth  conceived of the Tide Chandelier  while collecting debris that had washed up on the shores of the Kent coastline. The enormous light fixture, measuring nearly five feet in diameter, is composed of a cornucopia of clear plastic refuse, from water bottles to sunglasses.
The Tide Chandelier  gets is name from its spherical shape, a reference to the moon, whose tidal pull creates the waves that wash up the debris. The mass of plastic objects hangs delicately from monofilament lines suspended from above by a wooden “platform.” Haygarth’s  lighting designs are inspired by collections of “banal and overlooked” objects, which, when amassed in large quantities in clever arrangements, take on a new beauty and stunning visual impact.
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