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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STALLO: upcycled glass bottles turned into cups

STALLO: upcycled glass bottles turned into cups #upcycle #glass #wine

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Last post was about carrying a wine bottle. This one is about how to upcycle wine bottles into an elegant series of glasses/cups.
Three Italian product design students from Portugal’s ESAD College of Art and Design Matosihos wanted to create a design showing what can be done using discarded everyday objects in our throwaway economy.

Bottles as elegant cups

They designed ‘Stallo‘, showing that a…

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Recycled Bicycle Wine Rack out of old tires by oopsmark

Recycled Bicycle Wine Rack out of old tires by oopsmark #upcycle #wine #bicycle

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Well, todays featured design is for those who like to take their bicycle for a ride and love a bottle of wine. Let me start by telling you that this upcyle design is something I never thought of. I like to ride my bike and I do love wine. But having a wine rack on my bicycle?

Easily attachable unique wine rack

Yes I’m talking about a one bottle wine rack on your bike, the ‘Recycled Bicycle Wine…

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Book Frames: frame turns into bookshelf by Change of Scenery

Book Frames: frame turns into bookshelf by Change of Scenery #upcycle #design #book

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When I surf the web searching for upcycle design and ideas I come across work from so many creative people. Some of them by profession and others as hobby. But all of them with fantastic ideas. And one of them had a great idea for some old frames.

Old frames function as additional storage

I’m talking about Kate Antoske, founder of ‘Change of Scenery‘, a blog about home decorating ideas. By day…

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DIY: book iPhone dock by Allison

DIY: book iPhone dock by Allison #upcycle #diy #iphonedock

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If you’re looking for something completely different, than this is maybe your thing. A standard phone dock is very dull and a book, as said before, is interesting and has a certain charm. So what if you could combine those two into a great and simple upcycle design?

Make your own book iPhone dock

Well a few weeks ago I came across ‘booksi‘ by Rich Neeley Designs. This charger is a fantastic…

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Fridgecouch: comfy back seats in a fridge by Adrian Johnson

Fridgecouch: comfy back seats in a fridge by Adrian Johnson #upcycle #bmw

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I love to sit on a comfy couch and watch a movie. And I don’t know if you noticed but older cars used to have great seats in the front and fantastic back seats. Sometimes I just wished that I had a couch like that in my room.
And yesterday I found this cool site where that small idea was realized. I came across a design called ‘Fridgecouch‘.

Back seats turned into ‘cool’ couch

The couch is…

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StudioLamp: Vinyl Record lamp by Sandman

StudioLamp: Vinyl Record lamp by Sandman #upcycle #vinyl

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It’s music time again. Time to put vinyl records in the spotlight. These records are in a way the same as books. Due to the digital age vinyl gets hardly used, just like more and more people start to read ebooks instead of good old paper ones. Since a few years there’s a small increase in the number of vinyl records used, but it’s nothing compared to the days before the CD.
So there’re many…

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Menorah: old candlesticks united by Reddish

Menorah: old candlesticks united by Reddish

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Upcycle design is about giving a discarded or old object or material a second life, a new function. And at upcycleDZINE I’m trying to show you what upcycle design is all about. Todays featured design is more about giving an old object the same function, but in a different setting. So is this upcycling? That’s up to you, but I think It’s very nice design that surely deserves your attention.
If you…

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Propane Tank Seating Sculptures by Colin Selig

Propane Tank Seating Sculptures by Colin Selig #upcycle #furniture

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It’s always very intriguing to see a piece of upcycle design without knowing what it is made of. Upcycle design is made out of all sorts of materials and objects. Most of the time you can recognize its origin. And that is certainly the case with these seating sculptures.

Cutting up a propane tank into seating

Ever thought one could make a stunning garden or park couch out of a propane tank? Well,

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Vintage Metal Jelly Mould Light by The Rework House

Vintage Metal Jelly Mould Light by The Rework House #upcycle #lampshade

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For all those people that still think you should throw old kitchenware and appliances away, think again. Regulair visitors of upcycleDZINE know throwing away isn’t a solution and upcycling is the way to go. Nice examples are: TupperLight, Insight Light and Chef de Cuisine.

Jelly mould as unusual lamp

And now I want to add another one. This lovely ‘Vintage Metal Mould Light‘ designed by The…

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DORA: upcycled cardboard table lamp by Green Spirit Creations

DORA: upcycled cardboard table lamp by Green Spirit Creations #upcycle #lighting #greenspiritcreations

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Always searching for nice, beautiful and fun upcycle design that shows ingenuity and simplicity. And when it’s made from a great material like discarded cardboard, it will certainly get my attention. And this is exactly what happened with this lovely little lighting design. Just as it did when I saw work from design companies like Graypants, Mhoz and Shiner.

Simple and trendy replica cardboard…

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Vintage Plate Pendant Lamp by BootsNGus

Vintage Plate Pendant Lamp by BootsNGus #upcycle #bootsngus #vintage

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There are hundreds of design lighting pieces made from upcycling bottles, jars and other kitchenware. And lots of them are very nice, simple and beautiful. But I think todays featured upcycle design has something special to it.

Royal China plate still shows its beauty

The creative guys Jeff and Mark from BootsNGus took a very striking vintage platter and turned it into a ‘Vintage Plate Pendant‘…

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