Bottle Torch 

2015

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The Bottle Torch strives for feelings of nostalgia and romanticism, giving the product an increased sentimental value to the user, and, at the same time, extending its life in a different form and for a different purpose. The inspiration for this recycled and repurposed lighting product comes from memories of frequent power outages in rural Quebec and the use of wine bottles as candle holders. The underlying concept is to allow the user to both build and also fix/replace parts of the product, giving it a new longer and more innovative life and adding to its emotional value. The lamp is made up of recycled glass and 3D-printed electrical housing to hold the electronics and an LED.