Office Chariots: Classic Vespas Upcycled into Office Chairs

From on November 11, 2009 in General Remodel

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The old saying, “Old scooters never die, they just recycle,” is more than a slogan on a bumper sticker now that Spanish design studio Bel & Bel is converting old Vespa scooters into one-of-a-kind office chairs. That’s right, the old one-cylinder, gasoline- powered smokestacks are being replaced on the road with new, highly efficient electric scooters, and the classic Italian models are stacking up in metal salvage yards like exploding Ford Pintos.

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Thankfully saved from the rust heap, those signature leg shields from older Vespas are ingeniously converted into the base of the chair. Bel & Bel are even installing colorful leather padding into the internal structure to create an unusually comfortable chair. It’s just destined to take office-chair hallway racing to a new level. Now don’t forget to use your turn signal when you bolt out the front door.

vespa chair remodel

You may not be able to afford these high-ticket designer chairs on your average office-worker salary, but with weekends off, some leather cushions and a little junkyard scavenger hunting, you’ll be sitting pretty.

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