Plastic bottle chandeliers

Apart from the cascade/waterfall chandeliers called ‘Flowerfall’, Brand’s recycled bottle range presents a variety of lampshades, room dividers, window screens, decorative indoor lights and cards.

My 6 foot Cascade design takes 540 plastic bottles to make. Then the material has to be cut, washed, dried and sanded before finally being hand assembled.

What do you use to connect your plastic bottles?
Tagger ties, they are used in the retail industry to attach the price to a garment of clothing. I use them because they give my work an architectural quality, they are virtually invisible and I am not so good at sewing!

Michelle Brand, UK


Michelle Brand is an eco designer maker based in Manchester, England. Her work is in direct response to environmental problems, and her inspiration evolves from the unseen beauty of everyday objects.

‘Once a plastic drinks bottle is empty it is perceived as redundant and is thrown away. I wanted to challenge this wasteful paradigm’  Michelle Brand

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