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Graypants Twice Recycled Scrap Cardboard Lights
Posted By Jessica Mischner On May 19, 2009 @ 8:00 pm In Design,Green Lighting,Green Materials,icff 2009,Innovation,New York Design Week 2009,Recycled Materials | 3 Comments
Made from stacked rings of corrugated cardboard, Graypants ‘ pendant Scrap Lights (which we’ve long admired ) are a prime example of the transformative power of good design. The ceiling lamps ‘ elegant construction utilizes leftover scraps of cardboard  to create a semi-translucent shade that gives off a muted, soft glow. The overall effect is elegant, understated and as far from trash as you could possibly get.
The duo behind Graypants, Jonathan Junker and Seth Grizzle, met as architecture students at Kent State and forged a bond out of their shared love of design. Eight years of collaboration later, they’re now based in Seattle , where Graypants was founded. Together, Junker and Grizzle have produced everything from chairs  and tables to buildings and doghouses–all made from discarded and repurposed materials  like newspaper, cardboard, and plywood.
Their Scrap Lights, however, top our list of favorites, and when we saw them at ICFF , we were struck all over again by the way the architects-turned-designers-turned-businessmen expertly blend contemporary design with a practical approach to materials and waste. Not only do these lamps make an awesome centerpiece hanging from the ceiling of any room (can’t you just see them in a home kitchen, or even a restaurant bar?), they’re also a reminder that thoughtful design can be stunning and sustainable.
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/19/everything-is-illuminated-graypants-scrap-lights/
 Graypants: http://www.graypants.com
 which we’ve long admired: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/07/10/graypants-sustainable-scrap-lights/
 ceiling lamps: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/09/26/recycled-tube-light-by-castor-canadensis/
 cardboard: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/18/david-starks-incredible-recycled-cardboard-creations/
 Seattle: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/04/seattles-stunning-mount-baker-residence/
 chairs: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/07/02/graypants-gorgeous-recycled-scrap-chairs/
 repurposed materials: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/06/18/new-submission-21/
 ICFF: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/18/icff-2009-highlights-from-the-contemporary-furniture-fair/
 + ICFF 2009 Coverage: http://www.inhabitat.com/category/icff-2009/
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