At the ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) repurposing materials was hot. Cork, metal, wood, stone, and most notably, cardboard. We saw cardboard everywhere. And in every imaginable incarnation. Chairs, couches, walls, tables, and light fixtures. And oh, the light fixtures. Just gorgeous, especially the dazzling display from Graypants. Utilizing scrap cardboard – with packing labels still intact – this brilliant team of three creates the most amazing products. One look at their website www.graypants.com and you’ll see that they are highly educated, passionate, a bit quirky, and, well, super cool. Their products reveal vision, meticulous attention to detail and a strong desire to make a difference through design.
Their Stellar Scrap Lights presents a “recognizable shape that conjures up thoughts of the future, references a child-like, elementary past, and continues to be a favorite doodle for a number of our close friends. We decided to throw in a little twist to the simple 5-pointed non-convex polygon which constantly changes the fixtures appearance and shape depending on your vantage point. The series includes 18” tall twisting pendants and a towering, twisting floor lamp that encases a glowing column of lights.”
The Jupiter series of scrap lights came out of their “love and fascination with the giant planet that shares our solar system. It is the largest of any planet, fifth from our sun, and is categorized as a gas giant. Its best known feature is the great red spot, referenced in the assembly of this scrap light. We chose the four largest moons discovered by galileo to accompany Jupiter. From largest to smallest, these galilean moons are named Ganymede, Callisto, Io, and Europa.”