David Taylor has launched SLAG, a new collection of candlesticks made from, well, slag, a waste product found around in the forest surrounding the now-closed iron foundry in Hälleförsnäs. The foundry has been around the village for the last 600 years or so and using the material just about like it was found pays homage to the history.
After washing away decades, if not more, of residue, a bright blue-green mass of glass-like rock is revealed. Combining the rough, organically shaped rocks with refined materials, like brushed aluminum and polished brass, you’ve got an elegant accessory made from unwanted waste.
Above photos by Mats Håkanson.