Keyboard Light Towers for Bloomberg's 'Waste not want it" commission, 2012.
I was recently commissioned by Arts Co. to create a work from waste material for Bloomberg's headquarters in Finsbury Square in London.
The brief required me to design and make functional pieces using Bloomberg's waste material, sourced from its London recycling plant.
I took more than 300 discarded keyboards, pulled them apart and created three towers out of the keyboards' back plates, exposing their hidden ribbed detail. Each tower is illuminated by an enclosed light that emits from the dozens of holes studded through the towers' walls.
The Commission opened as part of London Design Week in September 2012, and includes other works commissioned by Silo Studio, and Peter Marigold.
The Light Towers will be in in Bloomberg's main foyer at 50 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1HD, until late 2013.
See pictures beneath of finished towers In Bloomberg's main foyer, and pictures of the process of making.