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There are more bicycles than inhabitants in the Netherlands.

I am bothered by the amount of waste around me and I don’t think I’m the only one. It strikes me how easily people throw things away. During my work as a bicycle mechanic I also see this problem. Many perfectly good or at least repairable bicycles are wasted.

As a designer I’m interested in the production process of our daily products. I followed the process of a bike to find out what happens when it’s thrown away.

In my project I use bikes that have been wasted to make new products. I source my materials from scrap heaps. By means of reconstruction I design chairs with the existing structure of the bicycle parts.

I think it’s a shame that we throw away so much stuff that is actually still good or can be used in a different way. I want to visualize that with my project.