The Find: a lead-free lamp made from 100 per cent recycled material
Since the green movement hit the mainstream market somewhere in the mid-noughties, we have seen a ton of antique and vintage pieces repainted with a gloss or matte finish to give it a contemporary feel, or disassembled and reassembled as something completely different. Sometimes we think the final outcome either looks like a bad DIY project or something you could have picked up at a yard sale, but Tahir Mahmood has coined a new term: “design revival,” which means not breaking down the old and rebuilding something new, or painting something old and making it look new. Instead, he actually takes old pieces of machinery and scrap metal and melts them down to make brand new moulds. His Jugnu lamp, available at Pimlico, is an example of this. We love its mid-century modern look and contemporary construction. Bonus, it’s lead-free (and likely peanut-free too, moms). $650.
Pimlico, 789 Dupont St., 416-538-0909, pimlicogallery.com