When we think about chandeliers, we customarily associate them with refined elegance and luxury. Todays post is about an unexpected delightful series of chandeliers made of salvaged bicycle parts. It takes true creativity and a strong imagination to transform an item into something else with a completely different function. Carolina Fontoura Alzaga collects old bicycles from junkyards and dumpsters and uses the parts to create beautiful chandeliers and lamps. The result are useful things out of trash. Handmade bespoke pieces evoke a strong industrial look combining with their fine details and the technical precision. With this peculiar and brightness collection, Carolina hopes to inspire audiences to question their ideas on what is beautiful and functional.
images © Carolina Fontoura Alzaga
video © ETSY: Handmade Portraits: Chain Reaction