Transmutation 1 Chandelier

by Marion Friedmann Gallery

The chandelier is constructed from over 1000 plastic bottles, meticulously selected, cut and reassembled as an exceptional object. From afar it appears as a crystal chandelier, but the result of a closer look reveals another origin and shifts our pre

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Transmutation 1 Chandelier
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Marion Friedmann Gallery

Product description

The chandelier is constructed from over 1000 plastic bottles, meticulously selected, cut and reassembled as an exceptional object. From afar it appears as a crystal chandelier, but the result of a closer look reveals another origin and shifts our preconceptions about the value of materials. The piece is a result of Jeannot’s six-year-long research into the PET material and its characters and origins within the trash system in Mexico City. It was crafted over a period of a few months with additional input of the workforce of disadvantaged communities within Mexico City.


‘Transmutation 1’, chandelier, clear, 2011 ca. 1000 reclaimed PET (plastic) bottles, Aluminium and steel construction, 16 arms and 16 light bulbs, handcrafted Diameter: 140cm , H: 150cm Edition of 3

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