Friday, August 13, 2010

Bicycle Furniture

"Walking around New York City, I see bicycles in all forms chained to anything and everything", states Andy Gregg. From a beautiful new bike, to a lone rusted frame, the City is littered with this 2-wheeled transportation wonder. Bicycles are, in many ways, the greenest form of transportation around. The frame, although made from metal (usually aluminum with some steel), is a minimal amount of material. The wheels are also modest in their consumption of natural resources, especially when compared to a car tire. All this combined with human provided energy sounds like a perfect machine for moving around the city.

Andy Gregg of Bike Furniture (BFD), has taken the sustainability of the bicycle one step further. Now those battered remnants of a once loved bike can be made into innovative modern furniture. Since the original Bike Chair in 1990, BFD has expanded its collection to include tables, bar stools, loveseats and chairs. “These designs use train and automobile windows for tabletops, and surplus automotive seat-belt webbing for seating upholstery.” The company takes donations of used bikes in return for a discount on a piece of furniture. Their website reads, “We can use a lot of stuff. If you would like to send us some of your stuff, we would be happy to give you a discount on our stuff.”

1 comment:

  1. I like this range. I think you'd need to choose the pieces wisely as some look like they maybe have a bit too much detail in them but it's a great concept/range.

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