My inspiration comes from the bicycle itself. They are almost begging to be reborn, reshaped into something surprising and beautiful. A bicycle lends itself well to re-purposing: the sexy sprockets, curvy rims, flexible rubber, and sturdy frame make for endless design possibilities. With no formal art or design education, all my pieces are raw imagination with practical structural design all mixed together with my love of bicycles. In the beginning, I started out using only the metal parts of the bike, but I never threw away the other parts since I knew I would use them somehow, someday. Now I'm expanding my design range by weaving, sewing and arranging the tires and inner tubes.
Through The Looking Glass
Lend some pedal power to your home with this eye-catching accent mirror, made from reclaimed bicycle rims. A center sproket brings the design together, while the thin rims add to the visual intrique. Perfect for avid cyclists and lovers of upcycled design, this unique silhouette creates a bold focal point in your entryway, living room, or workshop. Handmade by Gilbert VandenHeuvel in Canada.
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