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RECYCLED BICYCLE FURNITURE by Frida Ottemo Kallstrom

Posted By Adele Chong On November 2, 2006 @ 3:05 am In green furniture | 23 Comments

FridasForm, Frida Ottemo Kallstrom, recycled bicycle furniture, Salone satellite, Cykelmobelprojekt [1]

There is something special about bicycles. Any bike enthusiast will tell you that their bicycle is not merely a means of efficient transportation, but practically an extension of their body. But what happens when that once cherished two-wheeled friend has outrun its course? Swedish designer Frida Ottemo Kallstrom [2] resolves this dilemma with unique designs that will keep the cherished memories of your favorite bicycle intact even after its well-worn parts have deteriorated. She debuted her collection of recycled bicycle furniture at the Salone Satellite [3] show in Milan this past April.


FridasForm, Frida Ottemo Kallstrom, recycled bicycle furniture, Salone satellite, Cykelmobelprojekt

An avid collector of old discarded bicycles, Kallstrom [2] had the idea to convert them into furniture by drawing on the idea of the ‘readymade’. Reconstructing sections such as the mainframe and seat post saddle, Kallstrom’s [2] designs contort and abstract the conventional structure of a bicycle, resulting in a playful series of stools and light fixtures. Her Cykelmöbelprojekt [4] will keep you dreaming about Tour de France long after you’ve finished that exhilarating bike ride home.


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2006/11/02/recycled-bicycle-furniture-by-frida-ottemo-kallstrom/

[2] Frida Ottemo Kallstrom: http://www.fridasform.se/

[3] Salone Satellite: http://www.designboom.com/snapshots/satellite06_5.html

[4] Cykelmöbelprojekt: http://www.fridasform.se/press/index.asp

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