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Vintage Vespa scooters transformed into incredible chairs

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On March 22, 2016 @ 2:40 pm In carousel showcase,Design,Gallery,Green Furniture,Green Home decor,Green Products,Innovation,Recycled Materials | 2 Comments

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With so many slick electric motorcycles [1] on the horizon, it’s getting increasingly difficult to justify the use of polluting, petroleum-powered older models. But instead of sending old Vespas to the trash pile, Spanish design studio Bel & Bel [2] has a more creative solution: turn the stylish relics into snazzy pieces of furniture!

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Bel & Bel’s handmade chairs are constructed from the front shield and spare parts of old Vespa scooters [3]. The like-new chairs appear to be ready to hit the streets (or cubicle-lined hallways) at any moment!

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The Vespa series is not the first example of upcycled furniture we’ve seen–others include the Scrap Lab’s [4] furniture made from industrial scraps and Chris Burton’s Repose Lounge [5].

+ Bel&Bel [2]

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[1] slick electric motorcycles: http://inhabitat.com/tag/electric-motorcycle/

[2] Bel & Bel: http://belybel.com/

[3] Vespa scooters: http://inhabitat.com/tag/vespa/

[4] Scrap Lab’s: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/06/27/scrap-lab-furniture-made-of-industrial-scraps/

[5] Repose Lounge: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/01/25/chris-burtons-upcycling-repose-lounge/

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