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Resource Revival

Desk Accessories: Frames & Art

Recycled Bikes as Functional Art

What do you do with old bicycle parts? If you’re Graham Bergh, you bring them to a metal shop and turn them into works of art.

Bike shops all over the U.S. send used parts to Graham for recycling — or as he calls it, “rebicycling.” Artisans at Graham’s company, called Resource Revival, turn the scraps into ingenious creations that can be appreciated by cyclists and non-cyclists alike. Picture frames (in 4 × 6 and 5 × 7 sizes) are artfully wrapped in bicycle chains. Business card holders, made from a cut bicycle wheel
rim and wrapped in bicycle chain, store up to 30 cards plus a pen or pencil. The company also makes bowls by coiling old bike chains into shapes that are perfect for catching keys, wallets and loose change.

Graham had the idea for Resource Revival back in 1991, when he got a flat tire while riding to his recycling job in Portland, Oregon. This mishap inspired his decision to combine two of his interests — bicycling and recycling — in an artistic, resourceful way.

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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Graham
    Graham

    I've been recycling bicycle parts since 1991. Who knew that Americans throw away millions of bike chains every year? Who knew they could be crafted into elegant new products like our recycled Bike Chain Bowls and Bike Chain Photo Frames? I look forward to answering your questions today. Cheers, Graham

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    9/7/10 1:21 PM

    I absolutely loved seeing where these products are recreated and the view out your door! Stunning! A very inspiring landscape for some very inspired products!

  • Graham
    Graham – Special Guest
    9/7/10 1:43 PM

    Thanks Katherine!

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