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Style + Sustainability: Lighting from Castor Design

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 30, 2014 01:08 AM
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by Christine Chang Hanway last modified Apr 29, 2014

Stalwarts of Toronto's irreverent creative scene, multi-disciplinary firm Castor Design has salvaged burned-out fluorescent bulbs from the trash heap and put them to new use: as glowing sculptures. The spent tubes—which Castor points out comes from "architecturally significant buildings"—are bundled around incandescent bulbs to form horizontal or vertical torpedoes that emit a soft warm light. Horizontal fixture Above: The Recycled Tube Light makes a dramatic statement in a loft space. This example is one of several hung in a row at  Toronto's Parts & Labour Restaurant & Club . Above: The horizontal fixtures range in length from 15 to 93 inches and are 8 inches in diameter; prices start at $2,050 CAD. Vertical Fixture Above: Short lengths of fluorescent tubing are transformed into the Vertical Tube , which can be hung alone or as a group.  Above: The vertical fixtures are 17.5 inches long and 6 inches in diameter; prices start at $700 CAD.  Read  Remodeling 101: How to Choose an Overhead Light Fixture to make sure the light you have your eye is right for the job. To see more lights made from found materials, have a look at our posts:  A Tumbleweed Light , Lamps Made From Recycled Soda Bottles , and DIY: Pendants Made From Drinking Straws . On Gardenista, these DIY Lanterns will help kickstart summer.  More Stories from Remodelista Object Lessons: The Hudson's Bay Point Blanket Required Reading: Modern Originals: At Home with Midcentury European Designers by Leslie WIlliamson This Week's Table of Contents: North Country






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