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Tat Chao Recycles Second-Hand Wine Glasses Into Beautiful “Bipolar” LED Lamps
Posted By Radhika Sawhney On February 7, 2013 @ 5:20 pm In Design,Gallery,Green Interiors,Green Lighting,Green Products,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments
Canadian designer Tat Chao  has transformed discarded glass  into a heterogeneous collection of recycled BIPOLAR  lamps. Each lamp is made from a pair of wine glasses or champagne flutes that have had their bases removed. The glassware is collected via donations or second-hand shops before it is meticulously handcrafted in Montreal, Canada.
Tat Chao  was inspired to create these lamps while making candle-holders for his IN VITRO  collection. Each Bipolar Pendant Lamp  consists of two wine glasses or champagne flutes held together face to face with an anodized aluminum ring which wraps a strip of LED  lights in the middle. The lamps come in diverse shapes, colors and sizes ranging from 6” to 16” in length. Up-cycling  is a great step towards sustainability – especially if the result is a great looking contemporary product. In case you are left wondering what happens to the bases of these glasses, they are used to make spinning tops and yo-yos, so nothing is wasted!
+ Tat Chao 
Images courtesy of Tat Chao
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