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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

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Inhabitat favorite Yves Béhar [2] 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 [3] to diffract light from an led bulb [4], creating a beautiful effect.

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For the past 8 years, Milan’s Salone del Mobile [6] 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 [7], 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 [8].

+ Fuse Project [9]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/15/yves-behar-unveils-crystal-chandeliers-made-from-recycled-paper/beharpapercrystal1/

[2] Yves Béhar: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/13/fuseproject-and-puma-revolutionize-the-shoe-box/

[3] crystal: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/16/crystal-furniture-grown-by-tokujin-yoshioka/

[4] led bulb: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/04/08/ge-unveils-new-omnidirectiona-led-bulb-that-will-last-17-years/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/15/yves-behar-unveils-crystal-chandeliers-made-from-recycled-paper/beharpapercrystal2/

[6] Salone del Mobile: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/15/milan-design-fair-the-top-14-green-products-from-day-1/

[7] recycled paper: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/19/everything-is-illuminated-graypants-scrap-lights/

[8] Salone del Mobile: http://www.cosmit.it/tool/home.php?s=0,2,67,71,75

[9] + Fuse Project: http://www.fuseproject.com/

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