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Alex Randall’s taxidermy lighting:

Alex Randall specializes in using reclaimed materials in chandeliers and lamps. Looking at this work you can see a re-emergence of taxidermy as a reaction to a decade when sameness reigned – be that Eames or Ikea.

“There’s a desperation to reintroduce character to our homes” says Randall.

Taxidermy is incongruously an ethical design choice. If an animal is already dead, why not preserve it? “Most of the animals we use are shot as vermin and their bodies either used as food for other animal or left to rot. By giving them a purpose, they become quite beautiful” Randall remarks.

[via Cool Hunting]


Becky Stern

Becky Stern is director of wearable electronics at Adafruit Industries. Her personal site:


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