If you missed my first post on my new Grafter series featuring those folks that have a talent for making something out of nothing, no biggy, you can go back and read it later. Last week I featured Shannon South of reMade USA and today I would like to introduce you to Carolina Fontoura Alzaga a multidisciplinary artist with a penchant for re-purposing castoff materials.
Carolina Fontoura Alzaga upcycled lighting designs are a step above the rest. At first glance I thought that maybe one of the components looked a little bit like a bicycle rim and then slowly I started to realize that the beads were not beads but bike chains! Inspired by Victorian chandeliers, DIY culture and bikes, the bike chain chandeliers designed and made by Carolina start out as anything but artistic but end up exquisite works of art.
She combines the elegance of a Victorian age with discarded bike parts resulting in a stellar example of grafter art, as well as upcycling done right.
Photos courtesy Carolina Fontoura Alzaga and Re-Nest.
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