bike chain light bulb paperweight

by Graham Bergh
Handmade
Recycled
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Take A Bright Turn

Your love of both cycling and recycling will shine bright when you park Graham Bergh's bulb-shaped sculpture atop your desk, bookshelf, or dresser. Each month Graham and his team collect 3,000 pounds of used parts, drawing from 150 shops in 17 states. The parts that still have life in them are donated to a local non-profit group that teaches bicycle repair to children, but the ones that are beyond repair are made into glowing examples of upcycled design, like this eye-catching paperweight. Handcrafted in Oregon.

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Handmade
Recycled
Exclusive
Item ID
23956
Made from
recycled bike chain
Measurements
7" L x 5" W x 2" D
Notes
Care: Dust - do not wash
  • the maker
Graham Bergh

Graham Bergh

In 1991, Graham Bergh was riding his bike to his recycling job when he got a flat. Being a savvy recycler, he took the inner tube and made a cradle for his stereo speakers. For the next three years, he tinkered with repurposing used bike parts, and in 1994 started Resource Revival.

Every year, this team of bicycle craftsmen collects thousands of pounds of used parts, drawing from bike shops nationwide, and revives them into home accents like bottle openers, frames and clocks.

"We envision a sustainable future where commerce flourishes in a world powered by renewable energy, and where consumers are conscious of the origin of the food they eat, the energy they consume and the products they buy," says Bergh. "Buying recycled products 'closes the loop' and helps keep used parts out of landfills." collection

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