It’s one thing when designers take brand new ready-made materials and transform them into something else. It’s another thing entirely when designers take old ready-mades and reincarnate them in order to avoid waste.
Reincarnation is what Israeli designer Doron Sar-Shalom is all about.
His designs, which consist mainly of lamps, are constructed out of unlikely materials such as strainers, spatulas, cheese graters, water pitchers, and plastic jerry cans. One of the main guidelines that Sar-Shalom follows when working is to avoid wasting materials and use whatever is available.
It’s easy to repurpose pretty materials and turn them into something else, but it takes real creativity to make a spatula look sculptural and avoid having it end up in a landfill.
Sar-Shalom’s creativity is inspired by his previous design studies in Italy and a desire to create clever designs that combined aesthetics with environmental concerns, and functionality with beauty.
His creations are sold in design stories all over Israel, including the Bauhaus Center Shop in Tel Aviv (a store that features lots of environmentally conscious designers, such as Abu YoYo and Paper Work). His pieces are also available on Israeli design website, Artlook.
Check out more Israeli designers with an environmental edge here:: Bag It Up: Inbal Limor Recycles Plastic Bags Into High Art and Israeli Design PSA: Recycle and Recr(e)ate for Your Home with Lool82