One man’s trash is another man’s chandelier, or doormat or iPod carrying case.
A new exhibition opened last week at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, exploring the creation of new designs from existing or salvaged products.
Cut/Paste: Creative Reuse in Canadian Design features a chandelier fashioned out of paperclips and a doormat out of felt eraser brushes (it’s “chock full of childhood memories,” the description reads). A cassette tape has been hollowed out to fit an iPod Nano.
Photo, right, Tobias Wong’s, “This is a Lamp”, by Aaron Lynett/National Post
The exhibit runs until Jan. 31.
(Read more in the National Post)