Clever Coiled Reclaimed Rings...They're Electrifying! (Photos)


Image courtesy of Grain Design.

Since it's the 4th of July and many of our stateside readers are gearing up for a day of fireworks--otherwise known as pretty pollutants--and meatless barbecues, we'll keep this post short and simple. From Grain Design, a design consultancy and studio based in Seattle, Washington, comes a cute, tactile curly-cue of a ring called "Electrifying love." The name is derived from its sole material: 100% reclaimed electrical wire sourced from a local used building materials supplier. More photos:According to Chelsea Green, partner at Grain Design, the accessory was born out of excess materials (and extra time): "James [Minola, designer of Electric Love] made the first ring while waiting for me to finish a class. He was just killing time, playing with some old wire, in a room full of art supplies."


Image courtesy of Grain Design.

Image courtesy of Grain Design.

Image courtesy of Grain Design.

Matchbox-inspired packaging design. Image courtesy of Grain Design.

The ring is made entirely in the US-of-A and manufacturing waste is minimal and recycled. The colorful accessory is available in both men's and women's sizes and is available for $19 at Grain Design. And when the ring no longer suits your fancy it can be recycled by unwinding the knot, stripping the wire of its plastic coating, and recycling accordingly.

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