Maybe it’s because I’m a graphic designer, but I do like rulers, yardsticks and measuring tapes. The lines and numbers always show a nice graphic display. Great examples of upcycle design made from yardsticks are the Yardstick Lamp and Yardstick Buffet [DIY].
So when I saw this upcycle design I new I had to post it on upcycleDZINE. The design is called ‘Measuring Light‘ and the light is by design since, an interdisciplinary design studio located in Brooklyn | New York.
Measuring Tape lighting design pure simplicity
The Measuring Light is a pendant lamp made of coiled measuring tape. “Hand spiraled around the bobbin, the ticks of the measuring tape transform from functional tool to graphic pattern. With centimeters on one side and inches on the other. The bobbin duals as the lamp’s ventilation system as well as a structural element. The Measuring Light is handmade at the design since studio.”
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design since was founded in 2007: “We are industrial designers and artists. Our values are based on understanding the relationship between the user, the product, and the environment. ‘Healthy relationships make for happy people.’ Our expertise is in product, lighting, furniture, graphic and web design, as well as strategy development and branding. Our design vocabulary is based on minimalism, simplicity and clarity, inspired by context and user.”
And that’s certainly what this stunning upcycle design light is about: minimalism, simplicity and clarity.
Design by design since