gaspard tiné berès: short circuit
gaspard tiné berès: short circuit gaspard tiné berès: short circuit
jun 27, 2012

gaspard tiné berès: short circuit

‘short-circuit’ by gaspard tiné-berès

french product designer gaspard tiné-berès has developed ‘short-circuit’ a collection of  household appliances such as kettles, coffee makers and toasters. the objects are typically thrown away while they are in perfect working order, increasingly the amount of electronic components in landfill sites. this business model investigates the exploration of waste products as resources which is part of a system that brings together local manufacturing and up-cycling.

in order to produce a range of electrical devices with a new aesthetic and extended life that could be produced with simple and low cost tooling solutions. the coffee-maker, kettles and toaster, are made out of re-used components, and factory glassware such as wine bottle and chemistry beakers to take advantage of it’s ubiquity, and standardized dimensions. the main structure is made out of natural cork for it’s waterproof, anti-bacterial and insulation properties. moreover, it can be recomposed in order to utilize all the off-cuts. the design required no mould and can be frequently upgraded, repaired or changed as required.




electrical components

individual parts

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