David Taylor, aka Superdave, is a Scottish-born, Stockholm-based designer who creates precious objects out of ordinary and found materials. His latest work, called Slag, consists of candlesticks made from assorted materials combined with pieces of iron found at the site of an abandoned 1600s iron foundry deep in the forests of Sweden.
Every summer, Taylor goes back to his family’s red and white cottage near a town called Hälleförsnäs. He spends his days wandering around the woods looking for inspiration for his unique designs. His latest innovation comes from the 17th century foundry, which shut its doors back in 2006, but left lots of scrap scattered around he forest. The gem-like pieces have been lying around for centuries and have turned into a beautiful blue-green shade as a result.
To make his precious Slag candlesticks, the designer first cleans the found pieces and then combines them with other sleeker, newer materials, including polished brass and matte aluminum elements. Taylor then assembles into a totem-like product that looks both mystical and organic, yet modern.
If you’re looking for a way to add some color and character to a drab room, Slag is the ideal piece of decor.
More of David Taylor’s work can be seen here.
[via Sight Unseen]