Here at Inhabitat we love stumbling across re-purposed objects. And appropriation is even sweeter when something destructive is transformed into a useful piece of design, like these colorful Oil Barrel Cabinets designed by German design group Lockengeloet. Using old barrels that have reached the end of their useful life – no longer leak proof – the Hamburg-based designers have taken to remodelling the form to give each barrel a new career as an eye-catching cabinet equipped with a set of sleek shelves set on the inside.

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