Vintage Vespa = Awesome New Rocking Horse Design

December 30, 2010
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Vintage Vespa = Awesome New Rocking Horse Design

Design, toy, child, vespa, rocking horse, vintageThis awesome and amazingly crafted scooter was created for grandson, Diego, from Grandfather.

Design, toy, child, vespa, rocking horse, vintage

I've seen the rocker posted on a few blogs labeled as "recycled" or "upcycled," but I'm convinced that it was actually designed and created, not recycled (as some of the comments on BoingBoing point out). And if you compare the proportions of a normal vintage bike to this one, I don't think even excellent welding could account for the changes. Either way, it's pretty cool, and Diego is one hip grand-baby.

Design, toy, child, vespa, rocking horse, vintage
Design, toy, child, vespa, rocking horse, vintage
Design, toy, child, vespa, rocking horse, vintage

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Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at Design.org. I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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