Artist Michelle Brand designs ethereal lights, room dividers, and light shades out of a completely unexpected material — the bottoms of soda bottles.
In her artist statement, she says
The root of my interests lies in sustainable waste management. At present it has manifested itself into a designer-maker practice. I have designed an aesthetic and decorative fabric from which most people in the Western world would perceive to be waste/rubbish. The fabric is composed of plastic drinks bottle bases, which have been cut, sanded, and then tagged together. I love seeing design opportunities where most people only see problems
If you're in Manhattan next month, check out Michelle's work at Haute Green, along with the work of other sustainable designers.