ystudio repurposes discarded cameras into functional lamps
ystudio repurposes discarded cameras into functional lamps ystudio repurposes discarded cameras into functional lamps
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






old flash repurposed as a wall lamp






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