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Willem Heeffer Creates Upcycled Heinz Beanz Can Chandeliers for Helsinki’s Midhill Restaurant

Posted By Elliot Chang On May 16, 2013 @ 5:00 pm In Design,Green Interiors,Green Lighting,Innovation,Reader Submitted Content,Recycled Materials | No Comments

Willem Heeffer, Midhill Restaurant, Recycled cans, Heinz Beanz, recycled materials, sustainable design, green design, green interiors, Vera oller, Martina Rosenqvist, Hans Valimaki, helsinki, finland

Dutch designer Willem Heeffer [1] used 334 recycled cans [2] to create a series of luminous upcycled chandeliers and furnishings for Top Chef Hans Välimäki’s new Midhill American diner in Helsinki, Finland. Heeffer collected the tins from local restaurants, cleaned them, and then transformed them into fork and knife holders, bar lights, a floor-to-ceiling storage display and three chandeliers. The chandeliers are made from 21 Heinz Beanz classic cans each. The lamps fit perfectly into the interior designed by Martina Rosenqvist and Vera Öller [3], who used old corrugated roof panels to clad the bars. The single Heinz Beanz can that started it all is for sale at Willem Heeffer [1]‘s website.

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[1] Willem Heeffer: http://www.willemheeffer.nl/spatialdesign/

[2] recycled cans: http://inhabitat.com/tag/recycled-cans/

[3] Vera Öller: http://oller.fi/vera.html

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