Former skateboard champion Victor Perez now has an art gallery in Philadelphia where he creates and sells Sk8Lamps – lamps made from broken and damaged skateboards.
Part of the ‘upcycling” trends, “the lamps are constructed of used or rejected decks, wheels and trucks that have either fulfilled or cannot fulfill their intended purposes. The electrical pieces are removed from devices no longer deemed aesthetically pleasing and given extended life.”
Sound intriguing? A selection of Sk8Lamps will be on view at the Philadelphia International Airport, between Terminals A-East and B, through September 2012