Salvage pioneer Stuart Haygarth has created an eye-catching eyeglass masterpiece, turning discarded glasses into a gorgeously green glowing chandelier. Spectacle is an optical chandelier assembled from 1020 pairs of discarded prescription glasses, with a smaller size constructed from 620 pairs. The refracted light from the lenses makes fluid shadows that play across walls creating an aqueous lighting effect that shimmers as much as it delights.
By using old specs, “once an essential tool for seeing,” Haygarth believes that “an interesting analogous line is drawn between their old and new purposes.” We agree. Not only does he deliver an innovative piece of lighting design, he creates a new way of looking at it: reusing materials that are as strong in concept as they are aesthetic in practice.