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Designed in Hackney: chandeliers by Stuart Haygarth

Designed in Hackney: these chandeliers by Hackney designer Stuart Haygarth were painstakingly assembled from found objects like discarded spectacles, plastic bottles or party-poppers.

Tide chandelier by Stuart Haygarth

Haygarth has been making chandeliers since 2005, when he first presented Tide (above), made of debris washed up on Dungeness Beach in southeast England.


Optical (above) is made of 3,000 unwanted prescription spectacle lenses and was created for the Trash Luxe exhibition at Liberty in London in 2007, which was curated by Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.

chandeliers by Stuart Haygarth

Later in 2007 Haygarth made Drop (above), a water droplet-shaped chandelier made of discarded plastic water bottles. Read more about Drop here and scroll down for an interview we filmed with Haygarth at Design Miami in 2007, where he presented the piece.

The chandelier above, made of spectacle frames, was created for an exhibition held at the Haunch of Venison gallery in London in 2009.

chandeliers by Stuart Haygarth

Millennium (above) is made of spent party-poppers collected after the new year's celebrations in London in 2000.

chandeliers by Stuart Haygarth

His 2007 piece Spectacle (above) is made of 1020 pairs of spectacles.

New work from Stuart Haygarth

Cosmic Burst (above) was created for MAC Cosmetics in 2007 while TwentyTwenty (below), another spectacle-centric piece, was created in the same year for the Design Museum in London.


Haygarth's studio is near Haggerston Park.

chandeliers by Stuart Haygarth

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Designed in Hackney is a Dezeen initiative to showcase world-class architecture and design created in the borough, which is one of the five host boroughs for the London 2012 Olympic Games as well as being home to Dezeen’s offices. We’ll publish buildings, interiors and objects that have been designed in Hackney each day until the games this summer.

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Movie: Stuart Haygarth at Design Miami 2007