Kitchen Appliances Constructed From Their Landfill-Bound Bretheren
From Fast Company January 17, 2013 - 12:45pm
Gaspard Tiné-Berès and Tristan Kopp rescue electrical elements from mostly dead appliances and create new, fully functional kettles, toasters, and coffeemakers. It’s a major annoyance when you flip the switch on a minor appliance and the damn thing doesn’t turn on. More often than not, the problem can be fixed relatively easily with the right know-how (which most of us lack), so sadly these "broken" objects end up as landfill fodder before their time has truly come. French designer and RCA graduate Gaspard Tiné-Berès started researching Short Circuit to find different solutions for these “waste” items. After taking apart and testing tons of component parts to understand their commonalities and how best to get them functioning again, he developed a series of goods that combines repaired elements with new, CNC-milled cork accents th...
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