Recycled Bicycled Parts Transformed Into Luxe Lighting

 - Jul 22, 2009   Updated: Mar 24 2011
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Bike chains are generally oily, greasy and anything but pretty; however, Carolina Fontoura has taken these usually ugly chains and turned them into stunning lighting fixtures.

The recycled bike chain chandeliers have a Victorian feel with its dark illumination and grandeur style, but also have a sense of delicacy.

Implications - The emphasis on going green is at an all-time high. In addition to electric cars, and wind-powered contraptions, there are those looking for ways to reuse old items in a sustainable manner. From bike chains and old skateboards to fallen wheels, the creative, eco-minded crowd has found various ways to playfully breathe new life into forgotten objects. Why depend on corporations who are developing eco products when you can do it yourself with everyday objects?