"You can make beautiful things from unlikely materials", says Carolina Fontoura Alzaga the artist behind the Facaro who makes magnificent bicycle chain chandeliers. Facaro's latest CONNECT series, features traditional style chandeliers made from upcycled bicycle parts. The contrast of classic elegance and mechanical bike parts is visually interesting and also questions an object previously associated with wealth and power.
Each bicycle chain chandelier is unique. Caroline hand makes each piece beginning with sourcing the bicycle parts from junkyards and dumpsters around Los Angeles, to cleaning the pieces to hand assembling the chandelier during the 2-8 weeks production process.