Rooted in Seattle as architects, founders Seth and Jon decided to further feed their creative appetites through product design and art exhibits. In 2007, ''graypants'' was scribbled onto a piece of paper and the new company's flagship line of pendant lights made entirely of repurposed corrugated cardboard, scraplights, was promptly introduced.
Scraplights quickly became a prime example of the principles that graypants embodies to this day, responsible design, responsible materials, responsible production... and having fun. In 2012, the Amsterdam studio was founded to become a hub for local European production and distribution to over forty countries, and has partnered with social works programs to provide craft-based work where needed the most. The Seattle studio continues to provide local production for North America and houses the bustling custom and prototyping shop.