Disposable (2005)


This cylindrical chandelier composed of hundreds of disposable clear plastic champagne flutes is a work that focuses on illusion and deception. I discovered these champagne flutes on a red double-decker bus ferrying guests to a friend’s wedding party. No glass was permitted on board the bus due to health and safety reasons and so the bride and groom had cleverly purchased some luxurious looking etched plastic flutes instead. To the eye these impersonators looked like the real deal until your hands and lips made contact with the plastic. The idea of this light is to create something that looks expensive and luxurious but is in fact made from a ‘throw away’ product with a short life span.

Size – H200cm x D50cm 

Material – 416 clear plastic champagne flutes, acrylic rods, acrylic disc & pink fluorescent tube.