Original Parts From Vintage Vespas Turned Into Strikingly Modern Office Chairs

The legendary Vespa motorbike has been reimagined as a unique piece of office furniture. Created by Spanish studio Bel & Bel, the Scooter Chair uses original parts from the Italian vehicle to form a striking silhouette. The 1980s-style chassis has been cleverly upcycled as the seat back, with its unusual shape paying homage to the Vespa's iconic design.

Although the Scooter Chair looks unconventional, it has all the features you'd come to expect from modern desk seating–it reclines, has a reinforced internal structure for sturdiness, and a base with a hydraulic piston for height adjustment. In addition, the furniture is ergonomic and upholstered with faux leather and soft tread-silent wheels.

Each chair is customized and handmade by Bel & Bel in a numbered series. There are a variety color schemes available to complement any office.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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