Brooklyn-based non-profit partners with design studio to do some social good

If you’ve ever wanted to do something about homelessness, or the mountains of plastic waste produced every year, then you might want to consider buying a Bubble Chandelier. Made from 60 post-consumer PET bottles collected by homeless people in NYC, part of each sale goes right back to the Brooklyn-based non-profit SURE WE CAN. The project not only takes plastic bottles out of the waste stream, it also helps to revitalize the homeless community scattered around the city.

Designed by Souda, the chandelier was inspired by the cell-like shape of soap bubbles. Each light comes together with a process that requires the bottles to be cleaned, cut, and riveted together. Available in either transparent green, or see-through, the textured surface of the lighting fixture helps to create a unique interplay between plastic and light.

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