Gallery: Awesome Area Rug Woven from Recycled Bicycle Tires


Danish designer Annemette Beck takes a creative new approach to textile design by utilizing an extremely inventive array of recycled materials. Her line of woven products include rugs, upholstery, fabrics, runners, blinds and even room dividers made from materials such as rubber, paper and metal. Beck’s experimental textiles showcase materials that can be salvaged and re-used — we are especially fond of the woven recycled bicycle tire area rug pictured above.

Beck’s materials include but are not limited to paper yarn, rubber, silver, copper brass stainless steel threads, lurex, crystals, coated polyester, recycled bicycle tubes, plant fibers, wool, and linen. All of the fabrics are hand-made or factory woven and are all custom-made. Becks approach is simple and based upon Danish design principles — she celebrates the materials by removing anything that is unnecessary and leaving only what is essential. The designs tell a clear and distinct story with each independent construction.

+ Annemette Beck

Via daily TONIC


or your inhabitat account below


  1. kayzphotoz March 27, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    What’s the

  2. Studio Upcycles Tires I... August 24, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    […] amazing art installations are yet another reason why we never “tire” of seeing recycled rubber used as a building material! The international collective of tire crafters was recently invited to […]

  3. lksugarman June 21, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Those aren\’t bicycle tires. They\’re the innertubes. The tires would be far too stiff and inflexible for this use.

  4. Day 165: Bike path made... June 17, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    […] How to make panniers out of recycled materials for $10 – Area rug made from recycled bicycle tires – Bike chain bottle opener – Bike tube dog […]

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home