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Oliver Staiano Upcycles Old BMX Bike Parts Into Cool CycleHangers

Posted By Ana Lisa On November 23, 2012 @ 4:00 pm In Art,Bicycles,DIY,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment

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If your beloved bike broke and you are left with some spare parts, here is a cool project to keep your old friend useful and close to your heart. Designed by Nottingham Trent University’s graduate Oliver Staiano [2], CycleHangers is a set of innovative coat hangers recycled from defunct BMX bicycle parts. They combine the elements of your beloved cycle with high quality wood, in a sleek design that uses neither glue nor screws.

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The hooks on the CycleHangers are either made from laminate wood or created from spokes taken from the wheels, making the most of the old two-wheeler remains. We spotted this sleek idea at this year’s Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven [4], which is part of an open-source project called Co-oproduct. [5] Co-oproduct is an open-source Community Interest Company (CIC) [6] that groups plenty of creative reuse projects online, with step-by-step instructions to MIY (Make It Yourself). Check out how to make these cool CycleHangers here [5]!

+ Oliver Staiano [2]

+ Co-oproduct [5]

+ Dutch Design Week 2012 [5]

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[2] Oliver Staiano: http://www.co-oproduct.org/component/mtree/metal/cyclehangers

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[4] Eindhoven: http://inhabitat.com/fantastic-ufo-shaped-evoluon-in-eindhoven-was-designed-by-philips-and-now-helds-green-events/

[5] Co-oproduct.: http://www.co-oproduct.org/

[6] Community Interest Company (CIC): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_interest_company

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