A wine barrel is such a great object. It’s unique, you’ll recognize it straight away. The older the better. Like most things, after a while they get thrown away. After 3 to 5 vintages the barrel is ready to be discarded and that’s when upcycle design comes in to play. Luckily there’re some fantastic designs out there. On upcycleDZINE I’ve shown the unique BARRIQUE project by San Patrignano, with designs like ‘Miss Mondola‘ by Angela Missoni and DOC by Marc Sadler. Another example is the ‘Barrel scooter‘ by IS-productdesign. These are great examples of using oak staves from a barrique. A barrique is a 225 litre small oak barrel of the type originally found in Bordeaux | France, but now used throughout the world.
And now it’s time for another use of barriques. Not the staves were used for this design but the metal hoops. This stunning upcycle chandelier design is called ‘Orbits‘ and is designed by Camilla And Stefano from Stil Novo Design, based in Grass Valley | California.
Wine barrel turns into ball shaped chandelier
“Our exclusive Orbits ceiling lamp, unique chandelier has been crafted by skillfully weaving and welding together several metal hoops recycled from discarded French oak wine barrels. The bands are made of galvanized steel that gives this extraordinary piece a very definite urban feel.” Orbits will look good in any style of interior from rustic to more modern and contemporary, because of its ball shaped transparent design. Orbits’ diameter is approximately 66/68 cm. at the outer layer and it weighs about 20/22 kg.
Photos © Stil Novo Design
Stil Novo Design’s is a family business (mamma, papi & twins!) located in California where they design and manufacture all of their creations; their philosophy has always been “artistry and attention to detail”.
“We love the fact that we are able to help the environment by recycling the raw material and to turn it into an object of ‘practical elegance’ at the same time.”
Design by Stil Novo Design