It’s been said before on this blog that sometimes designs just look like animals or beings with a certain character. For instance look at that famous desk lamp in the short animation movie ‘Luxor Jr.‘ that was turned into a little loving creature by Pixar. Just incredible how they gave those objects so much character. And some time ago upcycleDZINE posted an upcycle design lamp that, in a way, had that same appearance. I’m talking about Light Up by The Upcycle.
Bicycle parts turned into esthetically new form
Another lamp in that same line of fun designs is a creation by StW-design called MONBIJOU. A really happy and friendly looking very functional desk lamp or bedside lamp which is part of the berlin-re-cycling project. This project consists of lighting designs made out of discarded bicycle parts.
Creative brain behind this is Stuart N.R. Wolfe, a London sculptor and artist working in Berlin | Germany. Each product is individually drafted and custom made in the berlin-recycling workshops.
“THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND THIS COLLECTION IS BASED ON A HOLISTIC CONCEPT, CONSCIOUSLY ADDRESSING ALL RELEVENT ASPECTS – THE RESOURCES, THE PRODUCTION, THE DESIGN WORK AND THE INTERESTS OF THE CUSTOMER.
berlin-re-cycling products mainly consist of recycled materials. It is due to the creative process, that these materials are transformed into esthetically new forms and functions. “Upcycling reuses existing materials, saves raw materials, preserves energy and has a higher ecological benefit. It is therefore very environmentally friendly.”
The production line is an aspect that shows that berlin-re-cycling not only cares about our environment but also about the community. It has its own workshops, in which people who have less chance on the normal job market are given special consideration. This could be blind or otherwise handicapped people, long term unemployed or asylum seeking people.
Photos © StW-design
This project is hopefully very inspiring and shows how to be environmentally and socially friendly.
Please pay a visit to StW-design’s website to explore the entire collection of amazing upcycle design lamps. MONBIJOU is certainly another great addition to the existing list of stunning upcycle design pieces on upcycleDZINE that use bicycle parts.