Tuesday, March 1, 2011

jupiter scrap lights



item: jupiter scrap lights
designed by: graypants design, seattle
materials: discarded corrugate
photos via: top photo: graypants and bottom photo: designcrave
comments: this must be love. wow. the fact that these lights are made from corrugate, have great shape and proportions and create such beautiful light is enough to put a skip in my step. i admire when designers use materials that are often overlooked or taken for granted and take them completely out of context to show their inherent beauty. the fact that it's also making something functional out of materials that would otherwise be discarded or recycled just makes it that much more lovely. graypants is a design studio in seattle started by two friends, seth and john, who met in school while studying architecture and design. here is a paragraph from their website that succinctly and eloquently describes who they are and what they do.

"we strive to come up with designs and ideas that are thoughtful and have an impact, whether it be furniture, lighting, architecture or graphics. each one of our projects has a unique story and we try to explore new ideas to redefine how design can have a greater impact. most importantly, we have fun doing it! we enjoy collaborating with all walks of life – that is where we find true inspiration. we want to let the beauty of what we love be what we do." well done graypants!

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