Beautiful chandelier out of an upcycled minnow / crow-fish wire trap

February 10th, 2016 in member junk     
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Minnow Trap Chandelier by Loftyideas4u

An upcycle design lighting piece that shows that simplicity is the Minnow Trap Chandelier by Loftyideas4u, an Etsy shop founded by designer Rodney Hicks.

For those of you who are not familiar with the object, according to WikipediA: “Minnow trap is a cylindrical device with a funnel to trap fish. A wire trap is made of two half-cylinders with concave cones which end in small openings at either end. These two halves are connected together after some sort of bait to entice the minnows has been placed inside. The wire trap is connected to a length of line which is fastened to something on the bank or a float. Minnows are attracted inside the trap by the bait, swimming into the small opening at either end, after they have found their way in it is very difficult for them to escape. This technique is one that requires more time, but less attention.”

Well, Rodney Hicks was creative enough to see upcycle potential in this fishing device and turned it into an industrial vintage and unique chandelier/table lamp. The vintage galvanized metal torpedo craw-fish and minnow trap light measures 16.5″/42 cm. in height and has a 8.5″/21,5 cm. diameter.

Rodney Hicks:

“Big box items are often generic enough to appeal to the mass markets, but owning a Loftyideas4u lamp is a way to incorporate a ‘One of a Kind’ piece of history into a contemporary lifestyle.”

Years of experience in interior design, engineering, sales, as well as being featured on HGTV, inspired Rodney to create unique lighting. He describes the creations by Loftyideas4u as ‘industrial modern with re-purposed vintage urban loft style’. Loftyideas4u focuses on providing unique, re-purposed items that designers seek out for special design projects.
If you’re someone who loves Vintage Industrial design, you should definitely pay a visit to this very interesting shop with only one-of-a-kind pieces.


Pattern or design used: My own design - Loftyideas4u
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Comments (2)

Loftyideas4u writes: Thx :) The bulbs just seemed to be perfect for this application. Posted: 3:51 pm on March 22nd
gadgetsponge writes: Now those are the perfect bulbs for this. Amazing design. Posted: 6:11 am on March 8th
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