Furniture out of Railroad components by Rail Yard Studios

Furniture out of Railroad components by Rail Yard Studios #upcycle #railroad #furniture

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If you’re looking for unique, robust furniture with a great history than this might be something for you. Ever thought about a piece of furniture made with railroad components? Well, me neither, until I saw these incredible upcycle designs by Rail Yard Studios.

Railroad parts used for sturdy furniture

After graduating as an industrial designer Robert Hendrick owned a railroad contracting…

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QUINT: Bags out of Firefighter gear by Rescue Threads

QUINT: Bags out of Firefighter gear by Rescue Threads #upcycle #firefighter #bags

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A firehose is an object used by several upcycle designers resulting in very sturdy and beautiful designs. A design company that has been featured on upcycleDZINE some time ago is Elvis & Kressewith their stylish bags making use of the dark red fire hose. But there’s more than fire hoses when we look at the gear and attributes a firefighter uses. Look for instance at those huge fire jackets.…

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Kodak Slide Tray upcycled into mirror by Vintage 5

Kodak Slide Tray upcycled into mirror by Vintage 5 #upcycle #kodak

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Maybe I should call it ‘Funny Friday’. Friday is always more fun being the last day before the weekend. But with an upcycle design like this, it’s truly fun. An amazing simple, modern and fun looking mirror I spotted on Etsy.

Carousel slide tray as a nice addition to a wall

This mirror is made from a vintage Eastman Kodak Slide Tray designed by Vintage 5, founded by Nathan Prichard, based in…

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TRANSFILM: 35mm film lighting by Pa.Mou Design

TRANSFILM: 35mm film lighting by Pa.Mou Design

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Todays upcycle design project was brought to my attention by Marco Gambula from VicoloPagliaCorta [VPC]. Yes the creative people that designed 380|tiles. He said that since I’m interested in clever upcycling, I might like these lamps. Well, I’m so glad he pointed this lighting design out to me, because I think it’s just amazing.

35mm film illuminates again

The lampshade series project is called ‘

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Vintage Gas Pump Lamp by MADCO

Vintage Gas Pump Lamp by MADCO

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There have been quit a lot of different designs here on upcycleDZINE. And some of these upcycle design pieces where made out of very interesting objects or materials. One object that hasn’t been featured yet is a vintage gas pump lamp nozzle.

Great tribute to gas pump

On Etsy, where else, I came across this ‘Vintage Gas Pump Lamp‘ designed by MADCO[Modern Artifact Decor Co.], based in Eugene,…

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380|tiles: Apple key furniture by VicoloPagliaCorta

380|tiles: Apple key furniture by VicoloPagliaCorta #upcycle #apple #furniture

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People who’ve been reading upcycleDZINE for some time now, know that I’m an Apple fan. That’s since my first encounter with the Apple Macintosh in 1984 and because I’ve been working with Apple computers for over 25 years as a graphic designer. So I’ve used quit a few keyboards in all those years. But never have I thought of upcycling them. Until I visited the Tortona Design Weekin Milan where I…

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MilkBasket1: plastic milk container basket by Gilbert de Rooij

MilkBasket1: plastic milk container basket by Gilbert de Rooij #upcycle #livingwall #dudoc

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Today I’m proud to show you another design made out of plastic milk containers. And it’s not a lampshade. No, something completely different. This time it’s a hanging basket or wall basket called MilkBasket1.
The design was commissioned by Connex Innovations as part of DUDOCVancouver, Centre for Dutch Design and Urban Development. Dudoc is a platform for sustainable Dutch companies to promote…

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Salvaged Maple Sculpted Chair by Rong Designs

Salvaged Maple Sculpted Chair by Rong Designs #upcycle #chair

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When I think of upcycling materials I don’t think of nature right away. And with nature I mean natural objects, thinks you can find in nature not made by man. And although it might not be top of mind, natural objects can be very inspiring and can result in fantastic and stunning looking upcycle design.

A chair with a real natural look and feel

And todays featured design shows you what I mean by…

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Sculptures from upcycled skateboards by Haroshi

Sculptures from upcycled skateboards by Haroshi #upcycle #art #skateboards

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It’s time again to show you upcycle design that’s made from one of my favorite objects, skateboards. There have been some pretty nice design pieces made from discarded or broken boards. To name a few: guitar, sunglasses, tiles and of course a lamp.
But what’s missing is sculptures. And that’s why I want to show you incredible work created by an artist named Haroshi.

Skateboards sculpted with…

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Salami Chair: Eco Design furniture by Luca Bornoffi


Salami Chair: Eco Design furniture by Luca Bornoffi
 #upcycle #eco #funiture

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Upcycle design is becoming more popular. Furniture and lighting are two categories that appeal to a lot of people. Here at upcycleDZINE there are quite a few post showing stunning furniture design pieces, just do a text search for ‘furniture’. Sometimes parts from old chairs turn into a new chair and other times they are transformed into something completely different like Abitudini and Wairs.

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Upcycled Wall Lamps out of kitchenware by Lampified

Upcycled Wall Lamps out of kitchenware by Lampified

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On this day before the weekend I came across some very friendly and simple upcycle design lighting. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, upcycle design doesn’t have to be difficult and serious. I like it best when it’s fun or very ingenious. And the design you’re seeing here is fun and clever resulting in an added value to a discarded item.

From dull kitchenware to stunning lamps

When I…

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NILFISK Lamps: upcycled vacuum cleaners by Genanvendt

NILFISK Lamps: upcycled vacuum cleaners by Genanvendt #upcycle #nilfisk

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When you think of a product, most of the time you think of a brand. TV, car, computer, mobile, they all generate a brand in your mind. And for me, I don’t know why, when I think of a vacuum cleaner it’s Nilfisk [and second Dyson]. [br]
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For those of you who don’t know this brand, it’s Danish. Nilfisk-Advance was founded in 1906 by Peder Andersen Fisker and Hans Marius Nielsen as Fisker & Nielsen.…

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