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Scrap lights by Graypants

Scrap lights designed by Graypants. Photo: Graypants

Scrap lights designed by Graypants. Photo: Graypants

The lights designed by Graypants are definitely Scrap lights – to a 100% made out of salvaged cardboard.The Seattle-based office Graypants designed a series of pendant so called Scrap lights – lights created out of salvaged and sliced cardboard sheets that are formed to spheres.

The duo behind Graypants studio are often found on the streets of Seattle looking around for the material they need for the structure of their signature fixtures: cardboard boxes.

Rings of salvaged, laser-cut cardboard are put together to form the Scrap lights. Design by Graypants. Photo: Graypants

Rings of salvaged, laser-cut cardboard are put together to form the Scrap lights. Design by Graypants. Photo: Graypants

To form the Scrap lights, rings are cut by laser out of these found cardboard boxes, layered and then glued together to spheres in a way that light can fall through to cast shadows on the wall. These spheres are coated to be fire-resistant before they are hung from the ceiling as semi transparent pendant lamps.

Even though the Scrap lamps designed by Graypants are around for a while they are still striking examples of how to transform used materials into elegant design: Easily built, affordable and environmentally responsible.

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