Hawaii Lamp: Bicycle wheel spokes pendant by Transfodesign – upcycleDZINE
And for all bicycle lovers, another upcycle design made with bicycle parts. The most important part that’s used for this design is the wheel. On upcycleDZINE there have been several design pieces that made use of a bicycle wheel, but this time the outer ring was removed. This pendant lamp is called ‘Hawaii Lamp‘ and is designed by  Transfodesign, based in Barcelona | Spain.

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Hawaii Lamp: Bicycle wheel spokes pendant by Transfodesign – upcycleDZINE

From bicycle spokes into high tech umbrella like lamp

All parts are joined together using their original shapes and holes, apart from the sprocket-wheels, that are held together by three stainless steel strings and six rivets.
The neat thing about this lamp is that it not only uses the bike parts, but it is completely assembled using the wheel’s original shapes and holes. So now the spokes are the main piece of attraction. All the bicycle wheel spokes together look like an umbrella hanging from the ceiling which gives it such a unique look.

Hawaii Lamp: Bicycle wheel spokes pendant by Transfodesign – upcycleDZINE
Photo © Transfodesign

“Transfodesign is a creative organization that follows two main principles in its operation:
Create design through transformation (residues, obsolete objects, natural elements, construction debris) and Transform through design (people, work spaces, lifestyles, conscience, policies, societies, urban settlements). Everyone at Transfodesign is guided by the belief that everything can be given a second life by transformation. To us, design is a problem solving tool. Every person is a designer, every product and problem can be either defined or solved by design approach. Employing the already established Cradle to Cradle and the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) concepts, Transfodesign gives life to used goods to bring value designer items to the market. Our goal is to explore these methods and extend further their application. Therefore, we seek for the application of upcycling and creative reuse in architecture, landscape design, urban interventions, industrial design, production etc.”

Design by Transfodesign


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    • Hi Marlen, thanks for visiting upcycleDZINE. And yes it’s reuse because it’s reused. But it’s certainly also regarded as upcycling because it got a totally new function and a greater value than when it was trash. And that’s what upcycling in general is about.
      Would love to hear your understanding of upcycling? Please keep visiting upcycleDZINE or subscribe to the newsletter. Cheers, Gilbert


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