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Grip Torch by Alexander Taylor for Praxis

Product news: colourful LED torches shaped like the handlebar grips of BMX bicycles by British designer Alexander Taylor have gone into production with Hong Kong brand Praxis.

Grip Torch by Alexander Taylor

“I had a BMX until I was about 14," says Taylor. "I still have a certain nostalgia for its mushroom grip handlebars. It just made perfect sense to make a torch based around that.”

Grip Torch by Alexander Taylor

A circular funnel that directs the light from the LED is attached to the ribbed silicone handles that give the torches their name.

Grip Torch by Alexander Taylor

The red version of the torch was first launched at The Conran Shop during London Design Festival 2012.

Grip Torch by Alexander Taylor

Praxis is a new brand specialising in small silicone objects. It's also producing a selection of small pots that can't be left open by Slovakian designer Tomas Kral and bird-like containers by Swedish designers TAF.

Grip Torch by Alexander Taylor

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Photographs are by Alexander Taylor Studio.