An experimentation of beauty and waste
pvc pipe, electrical components
three heights: 18″, 21″, 23″ all 4″ diameter
This project is an exploration of the relationship between beauty and waste. Scrap PVC sewer pipes and drainage pipes salvaged from a construction site become the raw material for the production of an aesthetic (and functional) domestic object. Inspired by the structural efficiency of bird bones, which must be both strong and light, the form of this lamp visually reflects nature’s logic. Conceptually, this lamp draws upon bones as residual markers of life, to remind the consumer of the enduring material aspects of products at the end of their useful existence and after they enter into the waste stream.
Museum of Science and Industry
Smart Home: Green and Wired
Haute Green, Brooklyn, NY.
Scene in Chicago. Judy Saslow Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Sustainable Furniture: Chicago Designers Respond. Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL.
Select Press (print)
Wall Street Journal
PVCdesign. Issue 6
Natural Health Magazine
The Chicago Reader.