Bicycle parts desk lamp by Bespoke Spokes – upcycleDZINE
Okay, most of the upcycle items that I post on my blog are about lighting. I’ve always loved light, reflection and the design of a lamp. It’s one of my ‘weaknesses’. On my latest quest for upclycle design I came across another amazing piece of lighting made out of bicycle parts. A bicycle is quite popular in the world of upcycle design. Almost every part can be used for upcyle design. Let’s take a look at a bicycle wheel. I’ve already shown other lighting design that makes use of it, for instance the ‘Rim Lamp‘ by DLF PRODUCTDESIGN or Lighting Wheel by Mohamed Nabil Labib.

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Creatively upcycled bicycle parts

So for all bicycle lovers and upcycle design enthusiasts, here’s another amazing desk lamp made out of bicycle parts. This creation is designed by Joe Goldstein, founder of Etsy store Bespoke Spokes. The most striking part that’s used for this design is the wheel, actually rim. The rim is connected to several gear wheels that function as a lamp base. Mounted at the end of the rim there’s a nice old bicycle lamp.

Bicycle parts desk lamp by Bespoke Spokes – upcycleDZINE
Bicycle parts desk lamp by Bespoke Spokes – upcycleDZINE
The neat thing about this lamp is that it’s almost entirely made out of bike components. The rim is used in such a way that it looks like a giant letter C or a sort of harp. All in all a very friendly, original design and real eye-catcher with an on/off switch functionally placed in the lower part of the rim. It does’t matter which angle you look at the desk lamp, its’ always interesting.

Bicycle parts desk lamp by Bespoke Spokes – upcycleDZINE
Photos © Bespoke Spokes

As someone living in the Netherlands I’ve grown up using bicycles. I guess that’s why I’m fascinated by what people do with old bicycles or bicycle parts. I’ve written it before, but many bikes end up on landfill each day, resulting in a huge pile of bike parts. That’s why I’m so happy to see that there are a lot of designers having great ideas on what to do with these discarded bicycles. It can be by designing upcycled products or by building a bicycle from old parts. In both cases great examples of upcycle design.

Design by Bespoke Spokes


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  1. Wonderful piece.
    I’ve often wondered what it would be like to work with bicycle parts.
    Been collecting parts for a about a year now. Very inspiring.

    • Hi Charlie, thanks for visiting upcycleDZINE. Sorry for my late reply. Great to hear that all those ideas are inspiring. Keep me updated on any designs you create. Who knows it’s something to share on upcycleDZINE. Cheers, Gilbert

    • Thanks for commenting on upcycleDZINE. But the honours go to the creator of this stunning lamp, Joe Goldstein, founder of Bespoke Spokes.
      You should definitely visit his Etsy shop for more upcycle design pieces 🙂

  2. Like your work but feel you could be even more creative with cast-offs,let’s see what you can do with old motor car engines,aircraft parts and cast of computers,the junk yard is your oyster!! White cube here you come.

    • Hi, like I said in another reply, I’m not the designer of this amazing lamp. I’m not sure if Joe Goldstein will agree with the junk yard being an oyster, but I do. Lots of hidden pearls! Btw, sorry for my late reply.

    • Hi Colin,
      Sorry for my late reply too! I agree that junk yards and any recycling centers can be oysters and I do go often myself, but I’ve decided to limit myself at this point and concentrate only on bicycle components, and some wood and glass.

      I’d like to develop more with larger scale projects and often think of concepts I’d like to build, I guess the issue is space and that’s helped keep me concentrated on bicycles.

      Thanks for commenting and thank you Gilbert for the article again.


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