Innovative ideas from two Spanish companies reinventing the wheel

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An unusual concept that may work
An unusual concept that may work Credit: Aquimaña

INNOVATIVE ideas from two Spanish companies reinventing the wheel as they look to tackle old concepts with new methods of production.

Wooden bike

IF you fancy a project which may or may not actually have a long-term use but will certainly make you think about sustainability, visit the Facebook page of Spanish architects Aquimaña.

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They have come up with the concept of a wooden bike and have four different blueprints which you can download free of charge through an open-source programme.

Once you have the plans, you are welcome to modify them and share on the site and then get busy producing the bicycle by hand or using a 3D printer if you have one available.

It’s a project that will attract quite a few if only to see how long the bike will last before the rain gets to it.


Recycled shoes

A TRADITIONAL Mallorcan shoe both reborn and environmentally friendly as it is made from discarded clothing and rubber tyres.

The new La Porquera XXI
The new La Porquera XXI
Credit: Balearic Government

La Porquera XXI, a new version of the traditional Mallorcan footwear has been designed and made by Monge Shoes from waste clothing collected by the Deixalles Foundation.


Waste fabrics are complimented with a number of environmentally friendly components, such as the sole of natural fibres and developed biodegradable rubber as well as leather that comes from food industry waste.

In this way a classic is reinvented, whose main feature is the sole salvaged from an old tyre as currently the law obliges suppliers to recycle tyres due to their high environmental impact.

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