The dramatic Chiquita chandelier by Dutch designer Anneke Jakobs is a brilliant upcycled piece. Made from 29 used Chiquita banana boxes and 300 paper fasteners, this upcycled chandelier is creative and fun. The best part? Anneke Jakobs has released open source plans so that you too can create your own Chiquita chandelier.
We’ve long been of the opinion that the Heinz bean can label is an iconic design. You can imagine then how excited we were to learn that Dutch designer Willem Heeffer has been transforming Heinz been cans into tin can lighting!
Opposite the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, Cape Town is Katie Thompson’s delightful store Recreate. Recreate is an upcycler’s dream. It’s filled with gorgeous repurposed suitcase chairs, milk bottle lamps, clocks, bucket stools and ottoman tubs.
Some see discarded plastic bottles, others see plastic bottle flowers that can be used to create dramatically beautiful curtains, light fixtures and room dividers.
“You can make beautiful things from unlikely materials.” So says Carolina Fontoura Alzaga of Facaro. Facaro makes magnificent bicycle chain chandeliers.
Glass bottles can be upcycled into so many things. We think glass bottle lighting is especially beautiful. Here we look at 2 glass bottle upcycle ideas: chandeliers and garden lanterns.
These lamps upcycled from vintage cameras are truly stunning. They are created by Milan Bender who has been seeking out and transforming vintage cameras for the past 6 years. Bender is intrigued by camera history and creates unique camera lamps, no two are the same!