Instead of sending old Vespas to the trash pile, Spanish design studio Bel & Bel has a more creative solution: turn the stylish relics into awesome pieces of furniture.
Bel & Bel’s series of handmade leather chairs is constructed from the front shield and spare parts of old Vespas.
«We believe in making solid pieces and unique designs that endure over time, as opposed to the current mass production. We support responsible production. We trust our parts as they are some of the designs from the past we admire, as the legendary motorcycle Corradino D’Ascanio or our beloved SEAT 600, which somehow were built to last lifetime.»
«Our artistic production aims to draw attention to the so-called planned obsolescence. A result of modernity and towards which we position totally contrary.»
«Thus, we can speak of “creative recycling” or “upcycling” where the principle of the three “R” (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) applies, but now using the latest technology and renewable energy.»