As my pappy once told me, "son, you can't keep a good bike down", right before sending me flying down Hoff's Hill behind our house. I think I broke my leg on that one. Those words and one leg slightly shorter than the other have stuck with me through life, and when I see stuff like this, I think, "My pappy, he spoke the truth." Out of some workshop in the Michigan UP, that's the Upper Peninsula or Hand to those not familiar with MI jargon, comes some beautiful recycled furniture made out of bicycle parts. Bicycle parts folks. Such creative genius in this state. Madonna. Eminem. Ted Nugent. Motown. Bicycle furniture. Holy crap. If it wasn't so f&*Ding cold and barren, I'd move back in a second. Like the Alchemy bags we featured a while bag made out of inner tubes, Bike Furniture Design proves that you can't keep MI down. Or a bike. Nice.
The term “Modern Furniture” refers to the furniture created all through the 19th century till today, inspired by the art movement called modernism. A huge departure from the furniture design before it, highly ornate and gilded pieces of wood and richly textured fabrics gave way to staggering simplicity and the aesthetic geometry of metal.