chair-lamp-tobias-wong.jpgOne 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)

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