Household Appliances Made From Old, Discarded Ones

Household Appliances Made From Old, Discarded Ones

‘Short-Circuit’ is a project by designer Gaspard Tine-Beres, featuring upcycled kettles, toasters, and coffee makers.

Emma Hutchings
  • 21 january 2013

Designer Gaspard Tiné-Berès makes new household appliances from discarded ones, creating minimalistic and recyclable devices. He notes that many cheap appliances are thrown away when their electrical components are easy to fix, so landfill sites are becoming great sources of these components. They can be salvaged for re-use and will no longer be such a major waste problem.

Household Appliances Made From The Materials Of Old, Discarded Ones

Tiné-Berès is investigating a business model based on the exploitation of these resources, with the aim of producing a range of electrical devices with a new aesthetic and an extended life. His ‘Short-Circuit‘ project features a kettle, toaster, and coffee maker that are simple and inexpensive to make.

Household Appliances Made From The Materials Of Old, Discarded Ones

My Coffee-maker, kettles and toaster, are made out of re-used components, and factory seconds glassware such as wine bottle and chemistry beakers, in order to take advantage of it’s ubiquity, and standardized dimensions. The main structure is made out of natural cork for it’s waterproof, anti-bacterial and insulation properties. Moreover, cork can be recomposed in order to utilize all the off-cuts. This design required no mould and can be frequently upgraded, repaired or changed as required.

Household Appliances Made From The Materials Of Old, Discarded Ones

You can check out a video about the project below to get more info on how the pieces are made.




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