There are dozens of theories out there as to why you might find sneakers hanging from telephone lines. These range from the claiming of gang territory, to the marking of a spot at which to score drugs, to general adolescent hijinks. Regardless of how or why they get there, this vision of dangling abandoned footwear has long been a staple in the urban landscape. So to bring a bit of that urban flavor home, designers Peter Pracilio and Oscar Lopez created their Shoe Chandelier, a replica of the mighty tossed sneakers. Definitely not for every household, these illuminated kicks are replicas of what appear to be hi-top Chuck Taylors, yet another long-time iconic symbol in and of themselves.
This street-smart lighting is scheduled to go into production shortly, and is to be available in chandelier and tabletop versions. Tabletop, huh? Doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose?
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