Our excessively wasteful lifestyles and production methods since the industrial revolution, while harmful to the environment and our societal psyche, have given birth to a fascinating genre of repurposed design. Created by Toronto-based practice Castor Design, this Recycled Tube Light effectively communicates past and present attitudes towards production and waste. Burnt out fluorescent bulbs compose the hanging cylindrical form, lit within by a series of halogen light bulbs; Castor assigns new life to the obsolete, renewed beauty to formerly functional refuse. The company’s aesthetic falls “in the middle ground between art and design” with a unique aesthetic that is primarily focused on “materials and their reuse.” Their recycled Tube Light is no exception. Available in three different lengths (15 in, 4 ft, 6 ft, and 8 ft), the piece brings a somewhat humorous light to a heavy topic — in a simple, brutalist form. Striking red or black cords accent the minimal light fixture that would compliment any space, large or small. See more of Castor’s work here.