Remember a few posts back where I wrote about upcycle design and art being recognisable and fun. And that’s why upcycling is so interesting. Usually upcycle design is fascinating because one recognises the upcycled material or object and the story it tells.
And the art / design pieces you’re seeing in this post are no exception. They are all fantastically assembled sculptures showing a versatility of parts, but all with the same look and feel.
Industrial design reused and rearranged
The creations are made by painter and a visual artist Pierre Kucoyanis. He got his education at the Beaux-Arts in Paris and also founded Motor-Lights, where you can find his amazing lamp collection.
These creations would not have been out of place in one of those science fiction or hero movies from the fifties with their shiny flying machines. Pierre took apart old motorbikes, vacuum cleaners, three wheeled skates and other old industrial objects. After that he reused and upcycled them by creating impeccable arrangements.
“The pieces that make up these objects are a tribute to the industrial design of the post-war period, their round shapes in cast aluminum regain their luster and can once again parade in an environment they re-enchant.”
Photos © Pierre Kucoyanis
Kucoyanis is a fan of old motorcycles and jazz and this is expressed in joyful improvisations all made in his studio in the Chevreuse Valley, Paris region | France.
Several of his creations remind me of those metal airplane models on a stand my dad used to have on his desk. In a way they are just like big toys, but very special and unique.