Craft & Design
Taxidermy lighting

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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]

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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