Chandelier Sisters

Chandelier Sisters by Kurt Kraler (photo by Exan Auyoung)

The intent was to create a chandelier that met a specific set of criteria including the ability to be transportable, cast light both up and downward, facilitate movement, and be comprised of reclaimed materials.

The idea of using an umbrella as the main structure for the chandelier was instantly appealing as it was collapsable, lightweight, and could be easily transported to the venue. To form the dynamic component of the chandelier as well as the dispersal of light, many long strips of newspaper will be hung from the inverted umbrella. All newspaper used will be salvaged from recycle bins, offices, and coffee shops at the end of the day when they would normally be discarded.