A search on Craigslist today turned up over 300 bicycles for sale. This included parts with names like the fork, rockshox, spider and, my personal favorite, a Huffy hot rod frame. I have many a bike fanatic friend (I live in San Francisco) who would know exactly how these parts could be used to build the ultimate bike, but what about using these parts to build furniture?
< Andy Gregg, the founder of Bike Furniture Design, has created a line of tables and chairs both spider-like and modern. Uniting his love for design with his profession as a bike mechanic, Andy is filling a niche for all these leftover bikes parts. The majority of his pieces come from recycled rims, handlebars and frames re-purposed into intriguing furniture designs. So what do you think: is it cool design with an eco message, or is it bound to go the path of the inner tube chair?
Personally, I’m a fan; my favorite is the Vector Lounge Chair. I like how obvious the bike parts are and I love the fat tire arm rests. As many Bay Area bike enthusiasts know, their bikes become like an extension of themselves. With a little of Andy’s elbow grease they can continue their bike worship by recycling their old bike parts into truly unique and great looking furniture. All furniture is made to order so contact Andy directly at Bike Furniture to get started.