Last week I got an e-mail from a Dutch upcycle designer who has been featured here on upcycleDZINE, not so long ago. I’m talking about Marco van der Heijden from CAR2ART. A car enthusiast with a passion for technology and upcycling. He specializes in upcycling parts from exclusive cars. You may have seen his Ferrari F430 brake disc Bluetooth speaker. And now he transformed a Ferrari California control arm.
A part of Ferrari on your table
This time CAR2ART created pair of table lamps, but not your average table lamps of course. Ferrari California control arms form the base for these very special lamps. A lot of time is spent figuring out what to do with these irregularly shaped Ferrari parts.
After the decision to upcycle these parts into a set of table lamps, matching aluminum parts were specially fabricated and mirror polished. To finish it off with a special touch of Ferrari, he painted the Ferrari parts and armature in Rosso Corsa red. The ball joint is replaced by a retro dashboard switch which control’s the low voltage LED bulb. Now you are able to have a part of Ferrari on your table as a unique lighting piece.
Car part with a great history
The designs created by CAR2ART have all one thing in common. They all demand additional components to give the chosen car part a new function. Some real craftsmanship is involved to create these components. Most importantly, the added components enable a second life for a part with a great history.
Upcycle design shows passion
After visiting CAR2ARTs website, one thing is clear, it shows real passion. Everybody who has ever tried to create upcycle design knows that it is far from easy to achieve exactly what you envisioned. After numerous preliminaries and mistakes, ideally, you will at long last arrive at where you figured out how to make it. But there’s one big ingredient that you can’t do without, and that’s passion. Without passion, one will never be able to create the things one wants. What really makes great design stand out, is the passion that went into creating it.
Also, to wrap things up, Marco van der Heijden has utilized a great slogan from the very beginning that typifies how fulfilling it is for him to dismantle something and afterwards transform it into another item. “Take it Apart, Make it Art”.
Design by CAR2ART
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