Beijing-based Luo Studio has come up with an ingenious use for some common city detritus.
The Shared Lady Beetle is a portable children’s library. Constructed of cast-off bicycle parts, iron car body panels, and defunct plywood, Lady Beetle addresses a common problem in the city—how to transport educational materials to different schools.
The rolling book cart rolls along under bicycle power. Teachers simply open the dual projecting wings (with a mechanism evocative of the DeLorean car doors of Back to the Future fame) for a compelling unveiling that draws kids in to investigate.
The shelves project outward from the top down, creating space for an impromptu bench.
The Shared Lady Beetle not only offers a clever way to repurpose waste (bicycles from Beijing’s ride-share system often end up defunct and discarded) but also a valuable lesson for kids about eco-conscious resource use.
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