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Graypants Twice Recycled Scrap Cardboard Lights

Posted By Jessica Mischner On May 19, 2009 @ 8:00 pm In Green Lighting,Green Materials,icff 2009,New York Design Week 2009,Recycled Materials | 3 Comments

Grey Pants Cardboard Lamps, scrap lights, recycled cardboard, sustainable materials [1]

Made from stacked rings of corrugated cardboard, Graypants [2]‘ pendant Scrap Lights (which we’ve long admired [3]) are a prime example of the transformative power of good design. The ceiling lamps [4]‘ elegant construction utilizes leftover scraps of cardboard [5] 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.

Grey Pants Cardboard Lamps, scrap lights, recycled cardboard, sustainable materials [1]

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 [6], where Graypants was founded. Together, Junker and Grizzle have produced everything from chairs [7] and tables to buildings and doghouses–all made from discarded and repurposed materials [8] like newspaper, cardboard, and plywood.

Their Scrap Lights, however, top our list of favorites, and when we saw them at ICFF [9], 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.

+ Graypants [2]

+ ICFF 2009 Coverage [10]

+ ICFF Photo Gallery [11]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/19/everything-is-illuminated-graypants-scrap-lights/

[2] Graypants: http://www.graypants.com

[3] which we’ve long admired: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/07/10/graypants-sustainable-scrap-lights/

[4] ceiling lamps: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/09/26/recycled-tube-light-by-castor-canadensis/

[5] cardboard: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/18/david-starks-incredible-recycled-cardboard-creations/

[6] Seattle: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/04/seattles-stunning-mount-baker-residence/

[7] chairs: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/07/02/graypants-gorgeous-recycled-scrap-chairs/

[8] repurposed materials: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/06/18/new-submission-21/

[9] ICFF: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/18/icff-2009-highlights-from-the-contemporary-furniture-fair/

[10] + ICFF 2009 Coverage: http://www.inhabitat.com/category/icff-2009/

[11] + ICFF Photo Gallery: http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-content/plugins/falbum/wp/album.php?album=72157618344116826

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