When bikes go out to pasture, they can be transformed into innovative, eclectic furniture or décor, as in the case of the chandelier that we featured in our steampunk blog post a few weeks ago.

And now, we bring you another example of furniture crafted from bikes that have pedaled their last. This rocking chair, by BRC Designs, features a seat made of chains and a frame made out of old bike tires. According to BRC Designs, the chair is made of 98 percent recycled steel. It measures 21.5″ wide, 30″ deep, and 41″ tall.

In terms of design, I prefer the dark punk-Victorian look of the chandelier to the more avant-garde, modern aesthetic of this chair. And I have to ask: how comfortable is it to settle down on a seat made of bike chains? But nevertheless, the chair is certainly an interesting design, and a good use of an old bicycle.

What do you think? Fit for the porch or living room, or best left in the junk pile?

BRC Designs