Upcycled Design

January 18, 2010 in Craft and Art, Design by alliemcc

I got a tip this week on fabulous lighting designer Stuart Haygarth.

stuart haygarth tide chandlr

From his bio:

Starting in 2004 I have been working on design projects which revolve around the collections of objects. The objects are normally collected in large quantities categorized and assembled in a way that transforms their meaning. My work is about giving banal and overlooked objects a new significance. The finished piece of work takes various forms such as chandeliers, installations, functional and sculptural objects.

More fabulous upcycling from the 2007 Deptford Design Market Challenge based in England’s Deptford Thrift Market.

Artists like Haygarth are so inspiring, and these projects are really giving me ammo for my argument that there’s really very little need for new production to create beautiful, functional objects.