This April 19, 2015 photo shows Robert Nicholas’ showroom, Splurge, in Asheville, N.C. Nicholas creates lighting fixtures by upcycling or reusing vintage objects. The fixture in the foreground is the skeletal frame from a gazebo roof, which Nicholas is converting to a showpiece fixture for a local brewery. (Beth J. Harpaz, AP / AP)
Yet when it comes to an object’s original purpose, Nicholas said, “I don’t really care what it was, but I’m intrigued by what it was. It really is more about the aesthetic look of it and the potential of what it can become,” along with its potential for a “wow factor.”
via Upcycling: Discarded objects reborn as light fixtures – Times Union.