- Oct 27, 2009
Bel & Bel recycling old Vespa scooters into office furniture
Vespa Chair by Bel & Bel - Click above for image gallery
As cool as vintage Vespa scooters are – which would be very cool indeed, if you ask us – there's no debate that the old air-cooled, two-stroke, single cylinder engines are extremely damaging to the environment. Of course, it seems like such a shame to let all those pretty Italian scooters go to waste, which is one reason why we like electric scooter conversions like this one.
Another option for older scooters, especially ones that have no real shot at becoming roadworthy again, is to turn them into office furniture, as seen above. Not interested in doing the work yourself? We don't blame you. Fortunately, there's at least one company that will do the job for you.
Design studio Bel & Bel is now turning out these Vespa chairs that convert the leg shields from older Vespas into fashionable and usable art. From the looks of it, color choices for both the external structure and the actual seating surfaces abound, so there shouldn't be any problem coordinating the tone for your specific office.
[Source: Bel & Bel via Motorcycle.com]