For those of you who don’t know it by now, a wine barrel is such a great object to upcycle. After 3 to 5 vintages the barrel is ready to be discarded and that’s when upcycle design comes in to play. 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.
This time the steel hoops are used to create an upcycle design piece, just like Orbits. Once again Stil Novo Design came up with a stunning design. It’s called ‘Vortex’. Stil Novo Design is founded by Camilla and Stefano and based in Grass Valley, California | United States.
Impressive chandelier made of wine barrel rings
Vortex is another example of their craftsmanship. The exclusive Vortex ceiling lamp, a unique chandelier, has been crafted by welding together several steel hoops in a very clever way. The hoops are part of discarded French oak wine barrels. Vortex has a nice transparent design and casts shadows on walls and ceiling in a beautiful way.
Stil Novo Design:
“We love the fact that we are able to help the environment by upcycling the raw material and to turn it into an object of ‘practical elegance’ at the same time.”
Photos © Stil Novo Design
Stil Novo Design 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’.
Want to see what else they have created and sell? Please visit their Etsy shop.