Kerflight Series – Ripley
Inspired by tried and true handcrafting techniques, the Ripley suspension lamp of Graypants Kerflight series is precision built to accommodate any situation. Powder coated steel frames provide a distinct shape and character for each lamp, while the unique kerf pattern of the shade panels cast intriguing patterns onto walls and table surfaces. Debuting with swappable and reversible shade panels available in multiple colors — and five distinct personalities — Graypants’ Kerflights will literally make a great fit.
Brand & Designer
“We believe the wide variety in our work has made us better at all aspects of it – whether it be launching a new product line, fabricating a custom installation, or working intimately with clients to create something special.”
Graypants is a team of problem solvers. Anchored in Seattle and Amsterdam, Graypants’ bold creativity leads to diverse designs in products, architecture, and other beautiful objects around the world. Their work expands globally with collaborations and custom designs for leading companies worldwide. Rooted in Seattle as architects, founders Seth Grizzle and Jon Junker decided to further feed their creative appetites through product design and art exhibits. In 2007, “Graypants” was scribbled onto a piece of paper and the new company’s flagship line of pendant lights made entirely of repurposed corrugated cardboard – Scraplights – was promptly introduced.
Scraplights quickly became a prime example of the principles that Graypants embodies to this day – responsible design, responsible materials, responsible production… and having fun. Their second series is the Kerflight series, it has a unique kerf pattern in the shade panels that cast intriguing patterns onto walls and table surfaces. Debuting with swappable and reversible shade panels available in multiple colors — and five distinct personalities — Graypants Kerflight series will literally make a great fit. In 2012, the Amsterdam studio was founded to become a hub for local European production and distribution to over forty countries. The studio has partnered with social works programs to provide craft-based work where needed the most. The Seattle studio continues to provide local production for North America and houses the bustling custom and prototyping shop.
Today, Graypants continues to expand its custom portfolio from architectural installations to public artworks, and has numerous product lines sold throughout the world. The range of their work is comprehensive, covering residential and commercial lighting, furniture, packaging designs, and architecture. In November of 2013, Graypants was awarded AIA Seattle’s Award of Honor for their debut architecture project, Garage. Regardless of the color of pants you wear, you’ll love the Graypants line of recycled lighting. Each Graypants light fixture is made from repurposed cardboard that is laser-cut and assembled by hand using non-toxic adhesives. By taking advantage of cardboard’s naturally beautiful tones and corrugated textures, these earth-friendly cardboard lights are literally “creating a brighter now.”