Here at upcycleDZINE you’ve seen several lighting designs made of bicycle parts. Even the tubes were used to construct a lamp. Now it’s time to show the biggest lamp / chandelier of all. And not only big in dimensions but also very heavy. But most of all, it’s stunning and certain to have an impact wherever it’s situated. Incredible what one can do with a few bicycle parts such as rims and chains.
‘CONNECT 13‘ by Caro (Carolina Fontoura Alzaga) is a chandelier made of recycled bicycle parts. She is a multidisciplinary artist who’s is based in Los Angeles.
Caro: “The very first C13 created was first exhibited in the streets of Los Angeles and it now lives in the home of my dear old friend, TJ Miller. If you don’t know him, you should, he’s a stand up comedian and actor and one of the funniest people I know. He makes me laugh so hard my head hurts, not kidding, the back of my head gets this weird muscle pain from having a permanent smile on my face. I’m delighted that he has this chandelier and It’s quite suiting actually because he was the very first person ever to buy a piece of art from me back when I was 19 years old. His support back then was instrumental in my development as an artist and his continued support means the world to me.”
Photos © Facaro