Founded in 2008 by architects and best friends Seth Grizzle and Jonathan Junker, Graypants is a conceptual design company with studios in Seattle and Amsterdam. Their time is divided between architectural projects and the manufacture of sustainable products from reclaimed materials. All of their various disciplines complement and inform one another so that ideas can evolve and be explored to their fullest potential.
Lighting made from recycled material
Graypants are particularly well known in the lighting industry for creating stunning luminaires from waste cardboard!As unlikely as it initially sounds, the cardboard ‘Scraplights’ are widely seen as unique pieces of art and can be found in top class restaurants and plush offices around the world. They were invented almost as a creative afterthought—originally constructed from leftover cardboard by Graypants co-founders Seth and Jon as an ad-hoc means of lighting a competition display of sustainable chairs.
All shapes and sizes
Designed in a variety of shapes and sizes, every Scraplight is slightly different to the next because of the variation in corrugated form. Part of their substantial appeal is the mesmerising and atmospheric lighting effect they produce, with beautiful patterns being cast onto surrounding surfaces. Each lampshade is laser-cut for precision from locally sourced scrap cardboard and then assembled by hand with glue. Finally the fittings are treated with a fire retardant, which makes them suitable for use with traditional incandescent bulbs as well as low-energy equivalents. For extra icing on the decorative cake, Graypants love to pair their chic fittings with shapely Plumen energy-saving bulbs!
Whether you’re a householder looking for a special means of lighting your home, or a business-owner seeking to create unforgettable ambiance, it’s very definitely worth investing in the innovation of Graypants.
For a more in-depth look at Graypants read our Graypants lighting showcase.