Castor are interested in the middle ground between art and design. Materials and reuse of materials is also an important part of Castors’ aesthetic. Burnt out bulbs to make lighting, a rusty shipping container to make a sauna – this re-contextualization of materials is a primary design consideration for Castor. Castor design lighting and furniture with a sense of irreverence that define an interior. Established in 2006, Castor Design has worked on numerous interiors projects, custom lighting and furniture design, public art commissions, and launched a range of products found throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Hong Kong. Founders Kei Ng and Brian Richer’s backgrounds range from architecture and set design to stone carving. Their experience in restaurants and love of food and music inspired them to open Parts & Labour, a space that combines a fine dining room with a punk rock venue.