Fashioned as screens, curtains or room dividers, Michelle Brand strings together the flower-like bottoms of plastic bottles for her repurposed creations.
Michelle’s pieces are made-to-order. The Flowerfall is a window dressing that can be used as a privacy screen, with a similar effect to the currently popular patterned window film. The Cascade is more of a room divider or dramatic accent, and Blossom finds the bottle bottoms painted and attached to a string of LED lights.
When asked what inspires her sustainable light design, Michelle Brand answered: “Plastic bottles are designed to carry liquid. Billions has been spent on their design and product marketing. Once a plastic drinks bottle is empty it is perceived as redundant and is throw away. I wanted to challenge this wasteful paradigm. My design philosophy is also my lifestyle philosophy. If you keep the two together they constantly make you reflect more on what you do and make.”