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Turntable and Other Cool Gadgets Recycled From Old Motorcycle Parts

by , 01/11/11

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With all the hot new electric motorbikes out now, many old school gas guzzlers are being retired – and remade into some sexy new home products! That’s right, Triumph Motorcycles and students from the Birmigham Institute of Art and Design have created a smart collection of homeware out of recycled motorcycle parts that looks just as good, if not better, than the original bikes did. The result is a line of stylish, unique and very cool household items ranging from bowls to hatstands and even a turntable.

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Items from motorcycles used in the pieces included the handbrake, headlights, instrument panel and clutch levers. If you’re a bit of a petrolhead, we can’t think of a better way to decorate your home.

To see the full collection, click here.

+ Birmingham Institute of Art and Design

+ Triumph Motorcycles

Via DesignBoom

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2 Comments

  1. richard_BIAD May 17, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I totally agree with you and I “designed” the turntable!…in my defence the actual final conceptual piece was a quick re-hash due to limited time, and nothing like my orignal designs. if your a designer matt maybe you’d understand that within a 5 week project there are limitations to what you can produce. the ariston turntable was a 2nd hand throw away, which wasn’t working and was in a terrible state with a crappy tone arm…i at least had the heart to refurb it, get it working and give it a linn tone arm. as for the extra pieces ‘haphazardly’ thrown onto it…well i have to disagree, though they dont add anything to performance it was more of a visual statement…trust me it does look good with a 7 inch spinning!

  2. mattus February 6, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    The cutlery are the most successful to me as a motorcyclist and a designer. The turntable “design” is so lacking it hurts. That is an Ariston RD-80 turntable with a Linn arm and its being absolutely denigrated by random thoughtless motorcycle parts thrown on it haphazardly. They serve no purpose. I follow DIY turntable assembly and designs online and have seen them “in the wild,” people who actually build tables and arms themselves deserve the coverage, not student/industry collabs that put out stuff like this.

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