Lamps Made From Old Cameras by Y Studio | Yellowtrace.

Lamps Made From Old Cameras by Y Studio | Yellowtrace.

Lamps Made From Old Cameras by Y Studio | Yellowtrace.

Lamps Made From Old Cameras by Y Studio | Yellowtrace.

Lamps Made From Old Cameras by Y Studio | Yellowtrace.

 

I’m loving this series of quirky lights by Taiwan-based design practice Y Studio. The designers have transformed old cameras and other photography equipment into fantastic lamp shades for table lamps and pendants. The series is called Reborn and it’s such a brilliant example of up-cycling done beautifully. Below is the statement from Y Studio about their work – I simply couldn’t resist paraphrasing it (with minimal editing). Gorgeous.

 

Lamps Made From Old Cameras by Y Studio | Yellowtrace.

Lamps Made From Old Cameras by Y Studio | Yellowtrace.

Lamps Made From Old Cameras by Y Studio | Yellowtrace.

Lamps Made From Old Cameras by Y Studio | Yellowtrace.

 

“The new technology provide people more convenient and efficient life. It makes us to throw away things easily, and it’s a enormous waste that can not be ignored. But, we saw the painstaking effort and the insistency of quality from the craftsmen in those products.

The curves shapes and colors are irreplaceable memories.Those beautiful things should not fade away.

So we think over, organise and rebuild in order to find the foundation in modern times. Let those old products be reused in our daily life and radiate new glamour. We redesign the film camera, which is ceased from production or can not be repaired, into a modern lamp. Our creation is based on fertile culture. We believe that to fix an old product is not just to fix its old function.

The most important thing lies in making the old beauty melt in our new age.”

 


[Images courtesy of Y Studio.]

 

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