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Tat Chao’s Gorgeous Bipolar LED Lamps Are Made From Recycled Wine Glasses
Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On May 19, 2013 @ 5:30 am In carousel showcase,Design,Gallery,Green Lighting,Green Products,Innovation,new york design week,Recycled Materials | No Comments
Canadian designer Tat Chao  gives old, damaged and unwanted wine glasses a new life as energy-efficient LED  lamps! Chao detaches the bases from wine glasses and champagne flutes and joins them to create his beautiful Bipolar Lamps , which look like floating icicles.
The Bipolar collection was inspired by the candleholders the artist crafted for his In Vitro series. Chao collected his glassware via donations or second-hand shops before working on the project in Montreal, Canada. Two wine glasses (or champagne flutes) with detached bases are joined together at their drinking ends using a special glass adhesive. and connected using an anodized aluminum ring that holds a strip of LED lights .
According to Chao, these minimalist lamps signify the “rebirth of the rejected, the out of style, the damaged.” To stay completely true to the no-waste  concept, the artist made sure the bases found their use too-they were transformed into spinning tops and yo-yos. We found these gorgeous lamps at Wanted Design 2013  which runs until May 20th at New York Design Week .
+ Tat Chao 
Photos by Mike Chino for Inhabitat
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 Tat Chao: http://www.tatchao.com/InVitro.html
 LED: http://inhabitat.com/tag/led/
 Bipolar Lamps: http://inhabitat.com/tat-chao-recycles-second-hand-wine-glasses-into-beautiful-bipolar-led-lamps/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/05/Tat-Chao-Bipolar-Wine-Glass-LED-Lamps-2.jpg
 LED lights: http://inhabitat.com/david-tubridge-unveils-gorgeous-new-manuka-lamp-made-from-bamboo/
 no-waste: http://inhabitat.com/alien-and-monkeys-sand-furniture-turns-back-to-dust-at-the-end-of-its-lifecycle/
 Wanted Design 2013: http://inhabitat.com/tag/wanted-design-2013/
 New York Design Week: http://inhabitat.com/new-york-design-week/
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