Tag Archives: upcycling

Hunting Trophies: Repurposed Vintage Bike Parts Converted into Functional Taxidermy Racks 









Vienna-based designer Andreas Scheiger created this fun series of faux taxidermy heads using a bunch of found bicycle seats and handlebars. The pieces can serve as fun art objects, or as functional hooks for holding bags, coats, and even other bicycles. Several of them are for sale over on his website, or you can see how he did it and maybe attempt your own. (via Fubiz)

Update: Several of you have mentioned that these are pieces appear to be a modern interpretation of Picasso’s Tête de taureau.

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Lamps Made from Sawmill Waste and Tree Branches Embedded with Resin and LEDs 

For his Brecce collection, Italian designer Marco Stefanelli devised an ingenious way of removing fragments from sawmill scraps, tree branches, and cement fragments, and replacing them with perfectly sculpted resin embedded with LEDs. The resulting lamps retain the organic nature of their original form yet cast a beautifully subdued light. You can see much more on Stefanelli’s blog. (via the awesomer)

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Michael Konstantin Wolke Upcycles Found Objects to Create Beautifully Designed Furniture, Lighting, and Storage 

Light shades made from recycled corrugated cardboard.

Expandable shelving and bench storage made from patched bicycle tubes.

A wall-mounted storage basket constructed from a salvaged shopping cart.

Urban seating made from steel and mesh fencing.

Cologne-based designer Michael Konstantin Wolke upcycles found objects, converting them into new works that are as equally functional as stunning. My favorite by far is his expandable wardrobe made from patched bicycle innertubes that have been wrapped around a solid metal frame. This is genuinely brilliant work and I can’t wait to see what he cobbles together next. (via de|zine)

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Made of New York: Upcycled modern furniture from discarded Manhattan lumber 

Made of New York is a simple, modern furniture collection constructed from industrial-era materials salvaged from demolished buildings. The furniture is the brainchild of former creative director of Ikea Sweden, John-Michael Ekeblad, furniture designer Jonathan Locke and timber-sourcing expert Brian Kane.

The process begins with sourcing the wood, much of which comes from torn down 19th-century buildings. In determining the use for each part the team aims to have “minimal treatment of the wood in favor of sustaining its naturally worn out beauty and charm.” The resulting pieces are each completed within five to ten days, using water-based stains and sealers and wood plugs whenever necessary.

Available now through NewYorkCitySnaps. (via cool hunting)

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