Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Coolest Reuse of Bicycle Parts You'll Ever See

God Bless StumbleUpon; I have found so many nifty things using that little application. The latest thing is this really cool furniture made out of bicycle parts. The company is called Bike Furniture Design, and they make the coolest stuff. They even use tires and inner tubes!

This is what they start with. (left)

Entrepreneur Andy Gregg has been doing this since 1990, and I'd say he's got a groovy thing going. The types of materials he's recycling often end up in the landfill. The steel used in bikes is the result of a resource-intensive process; reusing it is a brilliant sustainable process! The results of his efforts are definitely beautiful design statements.

Here's one of the chairs.



There's even an rocking chair:


Tables use reclaimed car windows for their surfaces. This table model uses the rear window of a VW Beetle:




If you want to get in on the action and help this guy make great modern furniture that just happens to use recycled materials, you can donate parts. Here's the scoop, copied from their website:

Recycle your bikes with us!

We are looking for:

• Chromed-steel rims

• Chromed-steel handlebars

• deep-section aluminum and carbon rims

• higher quality frames


• road bike-sized inner-tubes

More details to be posted soon. In the meantime, please call or email for details.

(906) 361-2483

info@bikefurniture.com


Our shipping address is:

Bike Furniture Design
575 E. Michigan
Marquette, MI 49855

1 comment:

  1. This is SO COOL! I wish we could have stuff like this around our house!!!

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