CELEBRATION Chandelier: upcycled Champagne corks by Alkesh Parmar

Celebration chandelier by Alkesh Parmar – upcycleDZINE
I’m one of those people who likes a glass of wine. And I really do like chilled sparkling ones like Champagne or Prosecco. It’s a shame that I only tend to drink champagne [or Brut] when it’s a very, very special occasion, for instance like new years eve. What amazes me when I open a bottle of champagne is the cork that pops out. It’s so much bigger than you would expect it to be. In its own way it’s quite a remarkable object. But what could you do or make with that Champagne cork? Well of course, a chandelier!

Sparkling champagne corks

So here’s the CELEBRATION Chandelier by Alkesh Parmar, a London based british designer/artist:

“The chandeliers were created after I noticed the vast amounts of corks being thrown away daily from Champagne bars.”

The corks are hollowed out and outfitted with LED bulbs. The light is customized to various interiors including restaurants, bars and homes and can even be programmed. Each cork is hand crafted into individual lamps and grouped together to form a neutral and honest chandelier.
Celebration chandelier by Alkesh Parmar – upcycleDZINE
Alkesh Parmar creates lights by utilizing banal everyday objects, most of the time these objects are discarded after use. “The notion of recycling is an important part to my practice, however this is not my prime objective.” The central point of his study is light and the relationship it shares with the objects. He uses light to capture their aesthetic and to give them ‘soul’.
Celebration chandelier by Alkesh Parmar – upcycleDZINE
Celebration chandelier by Alkesh Parmar – upcycleDZINE

Photos & video © Alkesh Parmar

Design by Alkesh Parmar | Instagram

6 COMMENTS

  1. Hi there!

    I would like to know where can I buy a lamp like this one. How much would it cost?

    Kind regards

    • Hi Jorge,
      Great to see that you enjoy the design by Alkesh Parmar.
      It’s such a stunning piece of upcycle design.
      For info about pricing you should contact him.
      The link is at the end of the post.

  2. Hi,
    I am interested in this chandelier for a client in Seattle, Washington. Do you know where it is sold or how to obtain price & availability from the artist? Her email from her website is bouncing back to me… Thanks for any help!

    Stephanie Farrell, Hinge Studio

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here