April 26, 2013, marks the 67th anniversary of the day Enrico Piaggio went to Italy’s Central Patents Office and filed his plans for “a motor cycle with a rational complex of organs and elements with body combined with the mudguards and bonnet covering all the mechanical parts” which later became the iconic Vespa scooter. Piaggio […]
1968 Vespa Sprint Scooter Reborn as Desk and Chair
Here’s a novel way of breathing new life to an old scooter: turn it into furniture. That’s what an Australian designer and blogger did with this 1968 Vespa Sprint scooter.
The Reinventing Wheels blog takes old products and recycles them for new uses. Here, the blogger takes an old Vespa and transforms the rear into a simple workstation with a seat and a laptop stand. The front leg shield (see it after the jump) was converted into a lounge chair.
I can’t say the saddle on the workstation looks comfortable for a 9-to-5 work day, but I applaud the design and creativity.