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Emily Tobias

Making Someting New From Something Old

Monday, November 19, 2012

I came across this company via the core77 blog.

(from the blog)

Toronto-based design group Castor gets called a lot of names, especially sustainable—that S word whose egregious misuse irks us so. Not that Castor isn’t sustainable, there are just so many better ways to describe them.

As far as their actual products are concerned, we suggest descriptors like recycled, or perhaps upcycled. The short doc, Castor is French For Beaver (it is—we checked), recently made by Carling Acthim and Lana Mauro, takes a closer look at two of Castor’s best known lighting designs, the Tank Light and the Tube Light, both of which re-purpose cast off materials like old fire extinguishers and burnt out halogen tubes and turn them into hanging light fixtures whose final form is completely removed from their previous lives.

CASTOR IS FRENCH FOR BEAVER | Carling Acthim & Lana Mauro from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo.

 

Here are some stills of their final products.

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