DIY-six-pack pendant lights

Nate Berkus just featured the talented artist and life-long upcycler, Bao-Khang Luu of Relevedesign.com on his show today. Relevé Design transforms commonly discarded materials into new unique lighting, home accessories, and furniture. By injecting a hefty dose of design into upcycling, he makes beautiful and desirable objects that happen to be eco-friendly for the home.

Bao transforms discarded plastic six-pack rings  into modern, bold pendants while turning trash into one BIG BRIGHT IDEA. The designs are inspired by George Nelson’s iconic Bubble Lamps with a more modern eco twist. The plastic rings are joined together on used plastic take-out lid frames, old soda cans, twist ties and then are connected by a cord covered in a sleeve knit from plastic shopping bags. A beautiful diffuse light is emitted from energy-efficient LED’s, which let off little to no heat {which could melt the plastics}and have a long-lasting bulb life.

Relevé Design offers collections in limited edition. Each collection focuses on one type of discarded material upcycled into one type of object.  Check out Relevé Design’s blog he gives a great DIY tutorial. on how to make your own six-pack pendant light.  On my list of things to make this spring, share your designs with us!

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