Inspired by the master bicycle builders of old, Andrew McDonald and Simon Taylor of Two Makers, have created a handcrafted chair built from bicycle parts. Using the traditional frame building techniques of cycling’s glorious past, the Randonneur Chair appropriates the time honed functionality found on classic bikes, applying it to a chair form that exudes bespoke British craftsmanship. Plus, finding ways to use the seat mounted ‘tool bag’ and bottle cages would be really good fun.
Two Makers used Reynolds 631 steel tubing (still regarded as an excellent material today), and traditional brass brazed lugs for the frame. Leather details were sourced from famed (and coveted) saddle maker, Brooks of England, with the lower rockers made from sustainably harvested sapele hardwood.
The resulting chair is beautiful, deceptively light, and highly functional. President of Columbus and Cinelli bicycles, Antonio Colombo described it as, “The best bike chair I’ve seen in Forty years.” See more about the Randonneur Chair at TwoMakers.co.uk.
See more remixed bicycle parts in these convincing animal sculptures from Edouard Martinet.
(via Design Boom)