victor sonna combines aged industrial elements into ipsum bicycle victor sonna combines aged industrial elements into ipsum bicycle
nov 25, 2014

victor sonna combines aged industrial elements into ipsum bicycle

victor sonna combines aged industrial elements into ipsum bicycle
all images courtesy of victor sonna

 

 

 

expanding his ‘future nostalgia‘ collection, victor sonna has developed another unique bicycle called ‘ipsum’. the construct follows the same guiding principles as its relatives, collaging a series of aged industrial elements to articulate the standard components of a regular vehicle. as such, the handle bars, seat, and frame have been recreated by hammers, rakes, pliers, and springs. each component has its own distinct history, with multiple forms of deterioration such as rust and scrapes randomly dispersed throughout their surfaces in ode to their previous functions. behind the haphazard aesthetic is a layer of structural finesse, utilizing screws, washers, and nuts along with welding to ensure the construct’s stability.

victor sonna future nostalgia aged industrial elements ipsum bicycle
each piece is an old tool or industrial element

 

 

 

sonna describes his work as the following: 

 

‘all we are surrounded by is in transience.
what narrative remains while I transform the presence of things?
the strength of destruction is my motivation to create.
… a quest for the beauty of the imperfect.’

victor sonna future nostalgia aged industrial elements ipsum bicycle
closeup of the handlebars with the chuck of a drill attached and 

victor sonna future nostalgia aged industrial elements ipsum bicycle
sonna painting typography by hand for the photo session

victor sonna future nostalgia aged industrial elements ipsum bicycle
the artist sitting on his creation

victor sonna future nostalgia aged industrial elements ipsum bicycle
the cassette and rear derailleur

victor sonna future nostalgia aged industrial elements ipsum bicycle
the pieces are decorated with rust and chipped paint

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here. 

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