Discarded Glass Bottles Recast Into Quirky Lamps [Pics]
Artist uses old plastic bottles to create practical art at its best.
Instead of recycling glass bottles the traditional way, Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves of Studio Swine found a better use for them. They heated beverage bottles and re-blew them into unique bulbs that vary in shapes and sizes, and featured these new glass forms on their “Stand Light” floor lamp. This environmentally-conscious technique requires a small amount of energy and is a way to reduce carbon footprint while creating new design objects.
Customized brass fittings and LEDs are placed into the bulbs. The lamp stands 150cm tall and 70 cm wide and has a solid pine-wood structure.