Lamps made from Bicycle-Chains

25.09.2012 Misc
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Spannendes Portrait über Carolina Fontoura Alzaga und ihre Skulpturen, Lampen und Kronleuchter aus alten Fahrradteilen und Ketten. Sieht erstmal wie gar nicht furchtbarer Hipsterscheiß aus, aber die Dame verbaut die Dinger noch dazu mit 'ner Öko-Botschaft. Ich mag sowas ja sehr.

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At first, I didn’t understand what I was seeing. The space was full of bicycle parts, the walls were covered in handwritten notes, and large metal things hung from chain motors hovered just below eye level.

Beneath it all was a small-framed person hunching over something on a table, with a bandana covering her face and a large welding mask on her head. The sound of air compressors and hammering coming from the building drowned out whatever introduction was made. Even after the helmet and bandana came off, it was difficult to know what was being said, though I did manage to get across the idea that I wanted to take some pictures. The woman that emerged from underneath the protective layers seemed more than happy to oblige.

FACARO: Recycled Bicycle Chandeliers