It All Started in a Garage with a Light Switch and Two Cyborgs...

Buster + Punch: two cyborgs sent from the future to eliminate boring, plastic, home fittings

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It All Started in a Garage with a Light Switch and Two Cyborgs...

06/06/2018 - Buster + Punch, a London-born home fashion label, which works with unexpected materials and solid metals to make lighting, hardware, custom motorcycles and whiskey bars, made their smashing debut at ICFF in New York City, and they did so by throwing the short movie from the title SWITCH UP.

Buster + Punch launched its expanded eclectic lighting collections and newest and innovative ELECTRICITY collection along with other iconic products including its renowned LED BUSTER Bulbs. Their debut in NYC has been anticipated by a cinematic short movie, SWITCH UP, that is nothing surprising for the evocative brand and creative mind of Massimo Buster Minale. 

SWITCH UP follows the journey of Buster and Punch; two female, motorbike riding, cyborgs who have been sent from the future to eliminate mundane, plastic home fittings and replace them with strong, solid metal details. The short movie marks the first time Buster + Punch has utilized a digital strategy, with the subcultures that inspire them, to create a captivating online experience and story about the brand. More in line with ICFF, is that the highly anticipated ELECTRICITY collection is featured in the film as a clever and interactive element used to switch perceptions – both physically and philosophically.

The Buster + Punch film stars model Cajsa Wessberg, dancer Bianca Traum and an original song of the same name, sung by London rapper, MS BANKS.

HERO of HOOKED

HERO of HOOKED

“Buster + Punch is a brand that is being recognized globally and it is exciting to see how Buster + Punch is growing geographically. In addition to us making a real statement to the North American market during ICFF with our full range of products, the launch of our new ELECTRICITY collections will really set us apart from other interior design brands,” said Martin Preen, CEO of Buster + Punch.

Since starting in an East London garage in 2013, Buster + Punch has transformed the interior design world with their fashion inspired products. Bridging the gap between fashion and interior design with their unique products, Buster + Punch makes a trending statement in any residential or commercial space. The brand’s inspiration comes from fashion, music and sub-culture scenes where they have collaborated with street artists, bike builders, musicians and fashion designers to inject attitude into their crafted products. The design label has revamped their unexpected and elegant interior products into pieces of cutting-edge design.

HERO

HERO

“I started Buster + Punch for the simple reason that there was no one else in the world doing what I wanted to do. For me, the spirit of interior design today is the fact that it is built upon a collective of individuals and brands all with very different styles – much like the fashion scene in the 90s. It is this uniqueness that sets Buster + Punch’s products apart from the rest of the design world and I am proud to add to the odd tapestry that the design world represents today. The intersection of all these different product types and how each one influences the other is exactly where the magic of Buster + Punch lies, and I want to share the brand’s story with the rest of the world,” said Massimo Buster Minale, founder of Buster + Punch.

ELECTRICITY

ELECTRICITY

ELECTRICITY

An upgrade to traditional home fittings, the Buster + Punch ELECTRICITY collections make its first debut in the U.S. The collection includes solid metal light switches, dimmers, USB sockets and plug receptacles. The cover plates and trim accents are inspired by vintage amps, guitar knobs – and the Buster + Punch genre. They are made from solid metals and the toggles and dimmer knobs are finished with Buster + Punch’s signature knurling with a tactile feel, with combinations of specially designed penny button accent details. The collection has been engineered and code approved for North America.

CAGED

CAGED

CAGED

Inspired by London’s steel skyline, CAGED is a collection of architecturallydesigned, modular lighting solutions. The concept takes a simple box light design and transforms it into a series of extraordinary building blocks. The lighting collection has been designed with customization in mind – to be hung in a linear procession, as a cluster, at staggered heights or to create dramatic chandeliers on a massive scale. Buster + Punch’s patented LED technology is framed by the graphic outline of a solid matte black steel cage, creating CAGED. Comprised of eight interchangeable modular wall and ceiling light options, CAGED can be further tailored to express personality, with a first edition of back panel options available in – flamed black granite, polished white marble and brushed steel.

HERO

HERO

HERO

Inspired by the great blacksmiths of yesterday and refined to outlast tomorrow, the HERO light defies time. Designed to be the focal point and hero of any room, HERO is a chandelier made from 3mm plate metal, finished in stone or graphite. The design features the brand’s signature solid knurled metal fittings soaked in olive oil to achieve their smoked bronze finish, with matte rubber detailing used to power each pendant. The HERO light is a chandelier that can be set up in two ways. The first is with the light pendants installed horizontally into the ring and the second is with the light pendants hanging through the center of the ring.

HOOKED

HOOKED

HOOKED

Hooked on the edge of design, the award winning HOOKED collection is a classic lighting range that takes its name from the solid metal hooks that is featured on each of the lights. Inspired by Buster + Punch’s love for solid metals and muted London tones, HOOKED includes hooks that allow one to easily change the height, position and look of the light fitting to suit any interior space perfectly.

ROCKSTAR / POPSTAR BAR

ROCKSTAR

ROCKSTAR

Everyone knows a good rockstar steals the show and Buster + Punch’s ROCKSTAR and POPSTAR bars are no different. The ROCKSTAR and POPSTAR bars are handmade in Europe from solid American walnut or black oak and the interiors are crafted with a quilted back panel in sumptuous gray berry silk and ROCKSTAR black leather. Standout features of the bars include the signature knurled brass light fitting, custom brass fittings and knurled brass furniture handles. The Popstar bar is a scaled down alternative to the ROCKSTAR bar for smaller living spaces.

Buster + Punch on Archiproducts.com

Massimo Buster Minale

Massimo Buster Minale

POPSTAR BAR

POPSTAR BAR

ELECTRICITY

ELECTRICITY

ELECTRICITY

ELECTRICITY

ELECTRICITY

ELECTRICITY

ELECTRICITY

ELECTRICITY

ELECTRICITY

ELECTRICITY

STONED

STONED

HERO

HERO

HOOKED

HOOKED

HOOKED

HOOKED

HOOKED

HOOKED

HOOKED

HOOKED


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