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Yiapa’s steam punk recycled light fixtures are made from recycled parts and vintage materials

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Yiapa’s steam punk recycled light fixtures are made from recycled parts and vintage materials

What do you get when an electrical engineer and a fine artist collaborate on a lighting line (and fall in love)? Yiapa - a line of sculptural recycled-parts lamps and fixtures that evoke Steam Punk, robots and a vintage aesthetic. Started in Greece by partners Yiannis Mytalas and Paraskevi Barola, the couple has brought their studio, and two children, to Brooklyn. For BKLYN DESIGNS, Yiapa has brought two collections, the recycled, and the mixed media collection.

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The one of a kind light fixtures in the recycled collection are repurposed and reimagined from familiar found and vintage parts. The designers are inspired by the look of salvaged wood, combined with accessories from a closed textile factory, disused copper mechanical and electric parts, and unique vintage finds that are incorporated into their final design. The collection is divided into two subcollections- wall mounted and table top lighting. The wall mounted pieces utilize rough hewn salvaged wood as a base, with disused gears,coils and copper fittings that together evoke a retro science lab. The table top lamps take on an entirely different feel, with metal scraps positioned together to emulate robotic bugs. Flat strips of scrap metal are fanned out in wing-like shapes, and gears are affixed as heads and eyes.

The pieces in Yiapa are meant to stand out, inspiring both by their reuse and their transparency which shows viewers the inner workings of each lamp.

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