Scraplight Linear from Graypants

When our Seattle and Amsterdam-based design studio, Graypants got its start in 2008, it began with recycled cardboard; creating beautiful fixtures from an unexpected, sustainable material.

At the time, there was a significant challenge around transcending cardboard from trash to an inspiring, beautiful material. Our solution was to evolve the form into something unexpected; cardboard is rigid, hard-lined, sharp. Scraplights are round, permeable, and soft. It was an unexpected material evolution, found at the intersection of technology and handcraft.

The Scraplights Linear iterations represent a design evolution for Scraplights into warm down-lit fixtures. While romance isn’t usually associated with linear fixtures, the design team purposely iterated to create organic, rounded silhouettes that would echo the softness of the light. In addition to a strong down-lighting capacity, the Scraplight Linear fixtures also offer an ambient glow.

All Scraplights are made by hand in the Seattle studio. Depending on the finish, each piece of a Scraplights shade is precision-cut with a CNC or knife. Natural and Blonde colorways welcome the subtle patina of the edge burn from the laser, while the White finish requires the use of a knife to achieve pristine edges. Scraplights are assembled by hand using a non-toxic adhesive and treated with a non-toxic fire retardant.

This approach is part of our guiding principle to find new ways to enhance the lived experience of old human habits. We have traced this inquiry through our work with a burgundian approach to making, celebrating the everyday things in life and making them beautifully, joyful, new.

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