How Chick-Fil-A Chandeliers Are Made
Holly Reyes 3/22/2016
Kathleen Plate collects trash and redeems it into artwork that is so beautiful that Chick-fil-A couldn't ignore. She uses recycled glass Coca-Cola bottles, cuts them down the middle, and turns them into chandeliers. Her work is so intricate that she uses water and diamonds to cut the glass, a special glue that is used for aerospace engineering, and the delicate work of using her own two hands. When they are finished, they are hung in every single Chick-fil-A location.
They are simply gorgeous with their unique design, yet until you look closely, you would never know they were actually made by hand. Though every single chandelier takes so much time and hard work, Kathleen gives credit to Chick-fil-A rather than herself, sharing, "People might see these and think they are made in a factory or by a machine. But they are actually made by my hands, one by one. I think it’s such a testament to Chick-fil-A’s commitment to that handcrafted nature and wanting to have that in each on of their stores.”
The next time you step foot in Chick-fil-A, take a look up, and you'll be able to see the dedicated work Kathleen put into something truly beautiful.