Displaying trophies of taxidermied animal heads on your wall is passé – and pretty gross. Designer Andreas Scheiger has entirely transformed the idea of wall trophies with his series of functional bike component wall hangings. Utilizing previous bike saddles and handlebars, he generates a fun but useful piece of art that bears a striking resemblance (shape-smart, anyway) to the far much less friendly conventional wall trophy.
Every “head” consists of a bike seat with handlebars mounted just over that, the 2 on a wooden plaque. No 2 are alike as the designer makes use of identified elements to make every trophy exclusive. From components that look virtually new with their funky colors and patterns to the grizzled, falling-apart, properly-loved pieces, every single wall art item simply reflects the personality of its proprietor.
The series, known as Upcycle Fetish, also has a sensible objective as hanging storage. The handlebars on every piece hold everything from bikes to hats to umbrellas – no matter what you need to have to keep up and off of the ground. Seeing the “trophies” in use can make them even more interesting since they are not only cruelty-cost-free, but upcycled and valuable. It can make for the ideal blend and a rather rad line of goods.