Steplight from Graypants, a Seattle lighting design studio founded in 2008 to “create products, architecture, and other fun things around the world,” is made from 16 interlocking recycled aluminum rings. The disparate rings cast concentric shadows onto nearby walls and ceilings. The 16”-diameter light ships flat with assembly instructions that do not require tools, adhesives, or fasteners. graypants.com
Jennifer Brite is a design journalist and public-health scientist who is currently pursuing a doctorate in public health with a concentration in epidemiology and demography at the City University of New York. For ARCHITECT, she writes about new products and sustainable design.