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Yves Behar Unveils Paper Chandeliers at Swarovski Crystal Palace
Posted By Ariel Schwartz On April 15, 2010 @ 4:40 pm In Design,Green Interiors,Green Lighting,Green Products,Innovation,Milan Furniture Fair,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment
Inhabitat favorite Yves Béhar  has just unveiled a stunning set of pendant lamps made from recycled paper that manage to capture the shimmering effect of crystal chandeliers. His gemstone-shaped Amplify lanterns utilize a tiny crystal  to diffract light from an led bulb , creating a beautiful effect.
For the past 8 years, Milan’s Salone del Mobile  design fair has featured the Crystal Palace, described by the company as “Swarovski’s think tank, a platform for creative expression and experimentation with innovation and technology.”
Behar’s contribution to this year’s event is composed mostly of recycled paper , although it does feature an actual crystal on its inside that refracts a hidden LED light onto the paper’s surface. The result: a simple yet intricate design that reveals the creative potential for paper lanterns. The lantern is on display now at the Salone del Mobile .
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 Yves Béhar: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/13/fuseproject-and-puma-revolutionize-the-shoe-box/
 crystal: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/16/crystal-furniture-grown-by-tokujin-yoshioka/
 led bulb: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/04/08/ge-unveils-new-omnidirectiona-led-bulb-that-will-last-17-years/
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 Salone del Mobile: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/15/milan-design-fair-the-top-14-green-products-from-day-1/
 recycled paper: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/19/everything-is-illuminated-graypants-scrap-lights/
 Salone del Mobile: http://www.cosmit.it/tool/home.php?s=0,2,67,71,75
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