One Man's Trash is Another Man's Luxury Pendant Lamp

One Man's Trash is Another Man's Luxury Pendant Lamp

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Taryn Williford
Sep 25, 2008

If you can't buy expensive recycled light fixtures made from reclaimed wood and plastic, the next best thing is to look like you did, right? The designer of this lamp, the "Pendant Light," saw a plastic bag up in a tree and thought it would make a great lamp. Now, it's a stylized tree branch with an attached light that allows you to mix and match plastic bags to your style. Blue? Red? Thank You Thank You Thank You? It's your choice...

The designer of the Pendant Light, Ed Vince, says the following:
"A bag stuck in a tree is merely a bag in the wrong context. It is a common occurrence in an urban environment but one that is often overlooked and unappreciated. To see it blowing gracefully in the breeze, filled with the warm glow of the sun behind it can be quite mesmerizing. I wanted to capture this moment in its entirety by suspending the branches in space, so it appears to float, completely detached and isolated from its surroundings, almost as if it had been cut from a tree and placed inside. Using a real plastic bag as the diffuser enables the mood of the room to be altered simply by replacing the bag with one in a different colour or graphic."

It's definitely a unique design. It's probably best suited for a big, open loft space rather than a closed-in room. What do you think?

[ from Yanko Design ]

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