An eco modern home
Salvaged pieces get a clever, modern twist in the home of eco designer Adrian Draigo
Posted: 1 September 2011
Artist and designer Adrian Draigo is one of those people who must be annoyingly clever at jigsaw puzzles. Picture it – you’re all sitting around the kitchen table and, just when you think you see the bit of sky that meets with the bit of wall in the shape of… Oh, he’s found it, matched it, and another ten pieces to boot. And the reason this must be so? The home that Adrian shares with his partner, conceptual artist Jennie, and their three-year-old son, Rowan, has been almost exclusively furnished and decorated with objects that Adrian has saved from the rubbish heap before reworking them into new and exciting forms.
There’s the Pipeclock made from an old car clock that’s slotted perfectly into a plastic pipe; a wire eggcup that’s now a toddler-friendly door handle; old glass bottles that have been broken and reformed into the Lumamodule lamp; even an on-trend wall clock made from numbers cut out of the newspaper. Then there are the larger pieces – a classic anglepoise-style lamp made from odds and ends, a Glow-ring wall light constructed from milk bottle tops, and a futuristic Slitlamp made from old photographer’s lamps.
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