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Wine glass chandeliers at Lush Wines & Spirits

BRIGHT IDEA Once you get over the fantastic bottle selection at the West Town location of Lush Wine & Spirits (1412 W Chicago Ave, 312-666-6900), look...

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BRIGHT IDEA Once you get over the fantastic bottle selection at the West Town location of Lush Wine & Spirits(1412 W Chicago Ave, 312-666-6900), look up. Over the bar, you’ll notice chandeliers made out of wine glasses. They’re the work of Swedish artist Björn Stillefors, who made them with architect Gunnar Cedervall and industrial designer Jörgen Pudeck. “This design started with a wooden ring Gunnar hung in his home, with slots cut out of it to hang his drinking glasses,” Stillefors says. The team collaborated to create a more interesting, chandelier-like shape. Stillefors says the lamp is versatile because different types of wines glasses cause different reflection and light patterns. “The one in my home holds all types of glasses of many colors. If you choose all crystal glasses, it will look like a crystal chandelier,” he says. You could attempt to make the fixture yourself, but we’ve found a version of it at dutchbydesign.com for $235. It’s on back order, but the site takes pre-orders. Lush uses the glasses for tastings, and Stillefors thinks you should, too. “Some people like the glasses to be for show, but I think they should be used: Use them, wash them and hang them back up.”

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