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Scraplights: Responsibly Reimagining Cardboard Boxes

Written on:May 30, 2012
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Scraplights by Graypants is a collection of environmentally and socially responsible lighting. Made from salvaged cardboard and non-toxic adhesive, Scraplights are precision cut with a laser, then assembled by hand. Each light is truly unique as the handmade process causes slight variations in colour and corrugation pattern.

cutout DROP 264 Scraplights: Responsibly Reimagining Cardboard Boxes In creating these lights, Seth and Jon, the masterminds behind Graypants, breathe new life into discarded waste materials and turn them into beautiful lighting installations that play with light and shadow with dramatic effects. Despite being made from cardboard, the lights are pretty robust, however, they are not designed to be used in damp areas or outdoors for obvious reasons. All lamps are also treated with non-toxic fire retardant to reduce the risk of fire.

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What is also great about Greypants is the ethical production of their lights. All of the cardboard is locally sourced and the duo works with social works programmes in Holland to employ workers in their facilities. So individuals with disabilities are able to learn about recycling while developing a skill working with their hands.

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If you are intrigued by these wonderful creations and want to know more about the great minds behind Graypants, I suggest you watch this short video introduction to their studio that they have produced. Enjoy!

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