No doubt Vespas are fun to ride, but what happens to these popular motorbikes when they’re no longer fit for the road? Designers Carles and Jesus Bel, founders of the design studio Bel & Bel, take the retired bikes and transform them into stylish office furniture. The Barcelona-based design duo breathes new life into the old rides by attaching legs and leather upholstery to the existing frame, rescuing the hip Italian scooter from what would be an otherwise unglamorous future.
Available in several different styles and colors, these scooter chairs will surely add some welcomed vibrancy to your office environment. Not only are the chairs fun to look at, but they also come complete with hydraulic pistons and working headlights.
Bel and Bel is a studio-workshop that was founded in 2005 by the design/art team Carles and Jesus Bell. The duo both graduated with a degree in fine arts from the University of Barcelona, and shortly after graduation, they realized they shared much more than a name. Their first projects included mostly fixing and reimagining old objects into functional ones. As they progressed, their work became more innovative and technical and they began building customized works.
See more work from Bel & Bel here.
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