DIY IKEA Lighting Illuminates the Streets of Lisbon

By Jason Fitzpatrick on December 21st, 2011

Normally we see clever IKEA hacks executed by individual tinkers; this hack is a delightfully large scale holiday illumination project on the streets of Lisbon, Portugal.

If you were unfamiliar with the IKEA product line you’d never guess what the above illuminated sculptures are crafted from: Rationell Variera plastic bag holders. That’s right, they’re intended to be lightweight plastic holders for people to stuff their used plastic grocery bags into for future reuse. Tied together and snaked through with LED lighting strands, however, they become abstract illuminated towers.

Hit up the link below for more information and pictures of the setup during they day.

X-mas Street Lighting [IKEA Hackers]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/21/11
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