All discarded appliances are not necessarily damaged to the core. A particular model could be outdated or the body might have unsightly dents or scratches. The reason could be any. Keeping this in mind Gaspard Tiné-Berès has thought of reusing the electrical components that thrive within these dumped devices which otherwise would end up in landfills harming our planet.
His business model focuses on the idea of retrieving such electrical components that can be repaired or used as it and ultimately put to good use. In his words, “I’m proposing a system that would bring together concepts such as, local manufacturing, re skilling of European labour, and up-cycling. In order to produce a range of electrical devices with a new aesthetic and extended life, that could be produced with simple and low cost tooling solutions.“
In his unique venture he already has come up with several devices like coffee-maker, kettles and toaster, collectively titled Short-Circuit, that make use of the salvaged components. The casings however come in materials like glassware and cork structures letting the new devices sport an absolutely refreshing look. “The main structure is made out of natural cork for it’s waterproof, anti-bacterial and insulation properties. This design required no mould and can be easily adapted, upgraded, or repaired as required.”
To know more about Short-Circuit you could take a peek at the video below.