communal lighting installation from donated fixtures by beforelight
communal lighting installation from donated fixtures by beforelight communal lighting installation from donated fixtures by beforelight
jan 23, 2013

communal lighting installation from donated fixtures by beforelight

communal lighting installation from donated fixtures by beforelightview from ermou street image © beforelight



located in the heart of athens, a small street within the monastiraki area is host to a lighting inviting users to donate their old luminaires, fixtures and lamp shades in order to transform the abandoned street of central athens into a homely space.


an abandoned shop was temporarily transformed into an open workspace for people to gather, observe and participate in the development of the project. a process of repairing, testing and waterproofing the lamps engaged volunteers that, in collaboration with greek creative studio beforelight, prepared more then 150 lamps to create a colorful ceiling over the street.



perspective view of the installation image © beforelight


entrance to pittaki street  image © beforelight


close-up image © beforelight


close-up to hanging lights image © beforelight


view from the top with the acropolis in the backgroundimage © adam alexopoulos


opening night image © adam alexopoulos


opening night  image © aris kamarotos



opening night image © aris kamarotos



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  • Really nice project, good to see some optimism and ligth these days! 😉

    Andrea says:
  • interesting typology

    dbkii says:
  • How beautiful…. Why can’t more of life be like that .. : )

    Freyjalind says:
  • captivating…but who changes the light bulbs?

    wendy says:

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