Spectacle! Spectacle!

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No, it wasn’t the play shown in the movie Moulin Rouge but ‘salvage pioneer Stuart Haygarth has created an eye-catching eyeglass masterpiece, turning discarded glasses into a gorgeously green glowing chandelier.’ The baroqueness of this cascade of lenses could very well be against the ceiling of the movies reception-room of the courtisane. This place, in the stomach of an elephant, had kind of Moroccan-ish interior.

Spectacular! Spectacular! was the name of the play referred. ‘Spectacle, however, is an optical chandelier assembled from 1020 pairs of discarded prescription glasses, with a smaller size constructed from 620 pairs. The refracted light from the lenses makes fluid shadows that play across walls creating an aqueous lighting effect that shimmers as much as it delights.’

By using old specs, “once an essential tool for seeing,” Haygarth believes that “an interesting analogous line is drawn between their old and new purposes.” We agree. Not only does he deliver an innovative piece of lighting design, he creates a new way of looking at it: reusing materials that are as strong in concept as they are aesthetic in practice.’

Superuse features also Haygarth’s Tide Chandelier, made of washed ashore pet bottle’s. https://www.superuse.org/story.php?title=Tide-chandelier

Stuart Haygarth (1966)

Spectacle Chandelier (2006)

1020 pairs of prescription spectacles

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http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/10/10/stuart-haygarth-recycled-luxe-lighting/ (picture)

http://www.stuarthaygarth.com

http://imdb.com/title/tt0203009/ (Movie Moulin Rouge – 2001)

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