Made from ten discarded banana boxes, the Chiquita Banana Cardboard Chandelier is a kitschy experiment in creative reuse by Dutch designer Anneke Jakobs. Tell us what you think...
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Lighting & Fans
What, in my house? No. Trader Joe's maybe.
fantastic, great pop art of this time.
It's not horrific, but definitely not hot.
Perfect for a Carmen Miranda themed wedding reception...
Talk about creative.
The shapes and colours are interesting and I want to like it, but all I can imagine is the swarms of fruit flies that will hatch from that thing in three days time.
Wouldn't hang it in my place but anyone who tries something new gets 'a thumbs' up in my book - it is unique and a great way to recycle.I could see that in a beach bar on an Island.It seems like a lot of peculiar and detailed work. I am sure that required a lot of patience!
Goed gedaan Anneke!
How does one discover such uses? I think it's absolutely hideous as an everyday decor piece. I appreciate, however, the pop artish element of the piece, and would even consider wearing it for halloween.
OK, I'm not a fan of random refuse turned into 'amusing' light fixtures--broken plates, paper plates, milk crates, toys (and yeah, I know I can't really talk, since I've done the same thing, http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a286/MAGNAVERDE/DESK--MAGNAVERDEsShowerCurtainRingC.jpg?t=1226688836 although, I hope, with better results)--because the stuff generally still looks like exactly whatever junk it is, merely stuck up on the ceiling, with no magic visual transformation taking place, but this one is a real winner in my book, because the inherent C- & S-shapes of bananas themselves & the scrolling, pierced forms of the cardboard banana boxes, and above all, the bright & fruity colors of the packaging all allude directly to the whimsical forms & colors of Rococo ornament of the 18th century, which also seems to be the inspiration for the classic stuco ornament directly above. In a room full of authentic Louis XV furniture, painted with dusty pastels & upholstered in embroidered silks in Jordan Almonds pastels, this amazing piece would blend right into the festive & frivolous air of the whole ensemble. It's absolutely brilliant.Magnaverde.
Very cute and a creative use of free time...maybe to enjoy briefly, then pass on to someone else...and on and on...kind of like those people who send the same Christmas card back and forth forever....
To KTG "lighten up" ... pun intended, of course!
I like it. Very creative. But, you would have to find the exact, perfect spot for it, and I don't know where that is...I'd love to have it hanging somewhere, just can't think of where it would receive the credit it deserves.
I'm a fan. It definitely wouldn't work in my apartment, nor many others I imagine, but in the right setting this would be sublime.
I prefer my recycling to look unlike what has been recycled. It's kind of interesting as sculpture, but it would only work in specific environments, so as a green reuse, it's too limited.
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