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Bel & Bel Upcycles Vintage Vespas into Office Furniture

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On October 27, 2009 @ 2:00 pm In Design,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 has a more creative solution: turn the stylish relics into snazzy pieces of furniture!

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Bel & Bel’s series of handmade leather chairs is constructed from the front shield and spare parts of old Vespas. The like-new chairs appear to be ready to hit the streets (or cubicle-lined hallways) at any moment!

The Vespa series is not the first example of upcycled furniture we’ve seen–others include the Scrap Lab’ [2]s furniture made from industrial scraps and Chris Burton’s Repose Lounge [3].

+ Bel&Bel [4]

Via Autoblog Green [5]

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URLs in this post:

[1] slick electric motorcycles: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/10/22/yamaha-unveils-slick-ec-f-electric-motorcycle/

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

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

[4] + Bel&Bel: http://www.belybel.com/

[5] Autoblog Green: http://green.autoblog.com/2009/10/27/bel-and-bel-recycling-old-vespa-scooters-into-office-furniture/

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