Dumpster Dive Deluxe

We need more scrap hacker heroes, you know those people/designers/bloggers whose hacks inspires a new playful perspective on the stuff that would otherwise have ended up in landfills. Add some aesthetic and a splash of color and you’ve got hacker heroes at Castor, a Canadian multidisciplinary design firm. An example of their hacky mindset are these pendants made from recycled fire extinguishers:

A while ago, the Castor team found a stock of boxes of old unused steel components in a defunct lighting factory in Toronto and started hacking and re-interpreting the parts, breathing new life into them by adding new materials and techniques. The result is the DeadStock collection (featured in coming 3 pics) in which old industrial parts are integrated in new contemporary and really great looking lamp designs, proving their hacker mastery…

DeadStock ”Catherine” Lamp

“We like to take old materials that would otherwise become waste and re-contextualize their use”

DeadStock FloorLamp

”By re-interpreting the definition of the parts, adding new materials and techniques, we are creating a new story for each product.”

DeadStock ”Cannonball” pendant

Other designs by Castor include setting the (awesome) decor for Toronto waterhole Parts & Labour

Decor inside Toronto Restaurant Parts & Labour

The ”Castor stools”

More Recycled Lamp Designs by Castor

The ”Invisible Chandelier”

The ”Recycled Tube Lamp”

Hope you’ll let Castor heroic hacks inspire some of your own!
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Quotes are from this great FastCompany article
All pics are from the Castor Design Website
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