manoteca see-clo lamp

The Italian design group Manoteca creates eclectic, OOAK home furnishings from recycled and reclaimed materials. The See-Clo lamp and wandering library is created from a 1960’s Italian tricycle, with an adjustable, vintage iron headlamp – the rear foot holder has been replaced with a solid piece of wood, on which to store magazines and books.

manoteca see-clo tricycle lamp

The piece is from a series of tricycle-based designs, many of which honor great Italian cyclists. A five-foot long power cable allows the piece to be freely rolled into new positions.

tricycle lamp

manoteca see-clo library lamp

The group website describes them thusly: “Manoteca is a wooden house in a garden, a laboratory where old abandoned things and salvaged materials are taken care of, thought-of a second time, and re-assembled.”

All designs are one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted and treated with natural, non-toxic paints. You can contact them directly for pricing information.

related: more eco-friendly design previously on alternativeConsumer.com