(PRWEB UK) 29 October 2013
Designer Michael McHale, who’s company specialises in repurposing everyday objects and materials into unique chandeliers, has unveiled a new home lighting solution that uses old model BlackBerry phones, reports Mobile Syrup. The repurposed phones are filled with optically pure Bohemian crystal and LED lights connected to a power source that allows them to illuminate.
The phones used in the first “Ozymandias Chandelier” were donated by a random group of former BlackBerry users who have long since moved on to other models such as the iPhone. On why he chose the phones for his latest chandelier design, Michael McHale said:
“This was a design that was almost fetishised a few years ago. It was an artefact that was wasting away in people’s drawers. The trackball almost seemed to be an erogenous zone, so I replaced it with a bright red jewel. I wanted to accent the fact that it was a very special part of the BlackBerry.”
McHale has designed the chandelier to have a ‘romantic’ feel and, while his other designs range from between $167 to $15,000, the Ozymandias Chandelier will reportedly be priced on demand – though he says “it won’t be cheap.”
Lights 4 Living, a leading home lighting company specialising in everything from ceiling lights to wall and picture lighting, have commented on the unique chandelier design from Michael McHale. A spokesperson for the company said:
“Along with the use of energy efficient LED lights, McHale has created something very unique, strangely alluring and very economical at the same time. The repurposing of objects like old phone models is a smart way to create environmentally friendly home lighting products, and the chandelier is a must have for anyone who was attached to their BlackBerry a few years ago.”
Lights 4 Living are a leading lighting company based in Bath that stock a wide and ever-growing range of home lighting. With over thirty-five years in the lighting industry, Lights 4 Living have a great relationship with many lighting manufacturers so can offer unbeatable competitive prices on ceiling lights, picture lights, wall lights and more.