Gallery: Glowing Mobile Bars Are an Upcycled Roving Party!

Beckoning passersby with their pink and blue glow, these bars on wheels are the perfect way to start a roving party! Upcyclers extraordinaire Refunc created the luminescent drink stations for Terni, Italy as a way to draw more attention to the city's river as a potential attraction. While you can hardly tell by looking at the finished products, each bar started out humbly as old bike parts and IBC water containers.

Designers Denis Oudendijk, Jan Körbes, Paolo de Guidi and Nancy/Artyjane (with technical support by Attilio Del Pico) were asked to draw people to an unused bike lane on a bridge in Terni as the city went through an identity change due to the local steel factory shutting down. The result was these amazing mobile units that can also be used as exposition stands or even food carts.

Each unit consists of an old bike with the front portion cut off welded to the metal cage of an IBC container. Then, the plastic parts of the container are affixed to the unit and laced with colorful lights. The cage is the perfect size and shape for a bartender to comfortably fit, and has openings to dispense libations through. Curious about how you can get these upcycled cycles to come to your next shindig? Contact Refunc at

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  1. German Metro Station Tu... October 15, 2010 at 10:18 am

    […] been fitted with round porthole-style windows, letting daylight into the space. Below the lodge, a bar, also made from a container, serves theatergoers […]

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