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Can a chandelier save the earth?

Sarang Sheth October 13, 2017

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So… Can a chandelier save the earth? Yes it most certainly can! This strangely green looking chandelier styled to fit comfortably into any Wes Anderson movie can actually purify air. How, you ask? Each appropriately designed leaf-shaped module comprises micro-algae that when exposed to light, become active and cleanse the air of excess carbon dioxide.

Titled Exhale, the bionic chandelier explores applications of biotechnology in our day to day lives to improve quality of living. The algae within the leaves mimic the action of the leaf by absorbing CO2 and release O2 in the process. Each petal contains green algae, sustained by a drip-feed of nutrients and water, and lit by LED lights… resulting in a light fixture that illuminates, beautifies, and purifies the space!

Designer: Julian Melchiorri

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