ystudio repurposes discarded cameras into functional lamps
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nov 26, 2013
ystudio repurposes discarded cameras into functional lamps


ystudio repurposes discarded cameras into functional lamps
all images courtesy ystudio

 

 

 

taiwanese ystudio has infused life into a variety of discarded analogue photographic devices and flashes by transforming them into table, floor and wall lamps. rather than repairing each camera and its mechanical inner workings, the original components of the camera housings are redesigned, with new handcrafted metal bases and structures added to each piece. from double reflex to graflex cameras, the lighting artifacts are ‘reborn’ for 21st century application, maintaining their aged patina from years of wear and tear.

 

 

a double reflex camera is transformed into a functional floor lamp

 

 

bulbs now occupy the double reflex camera housing

 

 

an old flash re-worked to become a desk lamp

 

 

steel components were added to give the lamps stability and a foundation

 

 

a graflex camera becomes a floor lamp

 

 

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old flash repurposed as a wall lamp

 

 

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