The Canadian design studio makes it official: black is back
Christopher Guest fans rejoice! Castor Design’s Black Metal Collection was directly inspired by a quotation from Spinal Tap: “There’s something about this that’s so black, it’s like how much more black could this be? And the answer is none. None more black.” Regardless of our specific love for Spinal Tap, we are still digging the Canadian design studio’s collection because, really, who doesn’t like black?
Castor (French for beaver) is based in Toronto. They presented their mockumentary-inspired lighting collection at last month’s ICFF. Black Metal strips away color to emphasize the bare essentials of form and function. In the absence of color, a series of shady geometric shapes step in to fill the void, and it definitely makes a statement. There’s also a certain amount of mathematics and science-y stuff involved, but we can overlook that in the name of design.