Styrofoam Chandelier

It's made out of styrofoam, friends! Eric Lawrence used styrofoam packing material from Apple laptops to make this 35" x 35" x 12" chandelier. It won the Sustainable prize in Design Within Reach Austin's M+D+F competition. According to Eric, "the 16 bulbs are 5w dimmable compact fluorescents, which generate very little heat but produce the same light as 20w incandescents."

It's this week's "Dang!" moment.

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6 comments:

  1. I would argue that a greater concern is that Apple and any other computer manufacturer is still using styrofoam packaging. Bring on renewable and recyclable alternatives...

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  2. at least the is something to be made and used from the packaging either way recyclables or the styrofoam as long as its being used and not thrown away its all good!

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  3. I just love the idea of turning one mans junk into another mans treasure. Keep it up!

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  4. i did this with my apple packaging about 2 months ago =[, oh well off to design college i go then ill join you in showing off the wierd stuff that can be made!

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  5. That is really an awesome piece. But won't that melt because of the heat from the bulb?

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  6. Another chandelier to be proud of. Seriously, its very beautiful and truly unique.

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