Casa Verde: Upcycled Chandeliers

Two years ago, artists Laurel Roth and Andy Diaz Hope collaborated on the chandelier project "Trinity," which is currently being exhibited in the Second Lives exhibit at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City.

While the chandeliers are shockingly gorgeous, what they're made from is even more surprising. To find out the materials in these chandeliers, read more.

This series of chandelier sculptures are adorned with dangerous-looking hypodermic needles, Swarovski crystal, and gelatin capsules. At first glance, you'd never guess that these gorgeous sculptures were constructed from medical waste.

The artists created the chandeliers, in part, as a reflection on our relationship with pharmaceuticals. In Hope's words, "The beauty of the object from a distance and the repulsion of the individual elements upon closer inspection create the tension of our culture's schizophrenic relationship to drugs."