The mirrors have a black tint finish, giving off a clean reflection with a subtle darkened tone. The black powder-coated spun metal back gives the illusion of hovering off the wall and produces depth to an otherwise flat object.
Month: August 2014
The Biker Stool is available at both chair and bar heights, in either a black or white powder-coated finish. The geometry of the stool’s seat is based on a motorcycle seat. It is leather-lined and joined to a tubular steel base by means of custom machined brass “bungs.”
The TRI-Pod Table’s circular, powder-coated top rests on three oak legs. The legs are held together by means of a hand-hammered brass ring, eliminating the need for fasteners. The TRI-Pod table can be completely disassembled for shipping or storage.
The Blind Stool is cast in aluminum from a stool found in a duck blind in Northern Ontario. It is a collaboration between Castor and an unknown hunter. The wood grain, screws and rust patina are all in intact after casting. It has been finished with hand tooling, a black patina and has a leather handle for quick getaways.
Each leg is cast in aluminum from found objects – from 2×4 with nails to hand-carved baroque legs. The table top can be made with white oak or polished Indiana limestone. Custom sizes available – please call or email for pricing and lead time.
This traditional wood-burning sauna is built into a shipping container. The Sauna Box is completely self-contained with solar power and a wood-fired stove. The box comes standard with ipod stereo, guitar hook-up, Castor Stool, magnetic truck light, wool toque and bronze antlers. The Sauna Box can be customized to suit the site.
The induction tube light uses a magnetic field to transfer electrical current from the cube-shaped base to a regular 6’ fluorescent bulb. When the bulb is inserted into the base it presses a switch that activates a circuit inside. The current is transferred to the bulb, exciting the gases inside. The bulb will continue to emit light when lifted several inches away.
The Induction Tube Light comes with a 6-foot and a 17-inch bulb for floor or desk lighting. The base is made of milled solid steel and plated in black chrome.
Taking inspiration from beaver pelt stretching techniques, this light diffuser reflects LEDs off of a piece of stretched foil leather. The base and stem of the light is designed to disappear in order to display the leather reflector.
The Coil Lamp, a lightweight task lamp that draws power from either of Apple’s first generation MagSafe adapters, is constructed from aluminum and copper-plated components. LEDs contained within the lamp’s head emit a warm, directional light, which allows it to be used in either professional or domestic environments.
In mathematics, a conic section is a curve obtained at the intersection of a cone with a plane. This pendant is based on that proof. A hyperbola, ellipse, parabola, and circle are produced by cutting a cone at different angles. The cages are plated in black chrome to help reflect the light emitted from the led bulb. The shields can be rotated to control the direction of the light.
This bowl is made from the materials left over from production of the Castor Tank Light, made from reclaimed fire extinguishers. The bottoms are recut, stripped, polished, and painted a matte black finish on the outer side with a reflective black interior.
Dimensions (H x W x D)
4-5 1/2” x 4-5 1/2” x 2-2 1/2 “ (101-140mm x 101-140mm x 51-63mm)
Parts & Labour opened in 2010 to major acclaim as the new cultural hub of Parkdale – the hip west end neighborhood in downtown Toronto. The 5,000 square-foot space boasts a haute cuisine restaurant/bar overseen by Chef Matthew Matheson, who harvests some of his ingredients from the rooftop garden. A live-music venue on the lower level rounds out the experience brought to you by the guys behind The Social and Oddfellows.
Oddfellows was a restaurant designed and owned by Castor.
The Fresnel Pendants get their name from the light-diffusing lens inside of the fixture. The lights feature aluminum, brass, and glass components, and are available in three sizes. A powder-coated aluminum drum is suspended from a brass “T-Bar.” The fixture’s cord is decoratively knotted around the brass bar.
The Catherine table lamp is designed around a cylindrical shade salvaged from a defunct lighting factory. It has a base made of Carrara marble salvaged from the First Canadian Place in Toronto and has a support made of precisely machined brass.
The Deadstock Cannonball Pendant is comprised of three spherical shades salvaged from a defunct lighting factory. A three-armed spreader holds the shades 120 degrees apart while a wide angle glass diffuser provides even lighting.
The Droog Light takes inspiration from the way guitar pedals are activated. Each light is turned on through pressing a switch like a guitar stomp box. Rubber 12-volt truck lights plug into a power box using guitar jacks. Lights can be placed anywhere using metal pucks and magnets. Available in 3, 5 or larger (upon request).
DIMENSIONS (H x W x D)
4″ x 2″ x 2″ (100mm x 50mm x 50mm)