Stuart Haygarth, high on imagination, made use of the bases of plastic bottles from different brands of bottled water to create a chandelier shaped like a water droplet called the ‘Drop Chandelier’during Design Miami last week. Stuart reveals:
I cut a small detail section (the base) from approximately 1800 bottles (collected from Stansted airport, London) and placed them in a cement mixer containing sand and water. This slightly modified the visual appearance of the plastic by creating a sandblasted quality which made the plastic appear like frosted glass. From scaled drawings I put together a water drop shaped chandelier over 3 days. The audience was also encouraged to donate their empty water bottles just in case we ran short during the production
This is surely something we can applaud not only for the unusual idea of creating a chandelier but also for its eco-friendly design. Stuart gives us the idea to create something useful out of our waste. Amazing!