Urban Antlers, Blog # 5

by Gilbert VandenHeuvel


  As a woman walked past one of our trade show booths she said, just out of the blue, "those are urban antlers."  The name stuck.  

The origins of the design comes from the artist Picasso. One of his found objects arts pieces was a bicycle saddle and handle bar.  Fittingly he called it Bull's Head.  here is the link to see it:  http://www.pablopicasso.org/bull-head.jsp

The Recycler's line of Urban Antlers have been steadily growing.  

It started with three different saddle types with varied handle bars.

"Water Buffalo" is an example how different combinations of saddle type and handle bars can make different looking animals.

"Water Buffalo" is an example how different combinations of saddle type and handle bars can make different looking animals.

Twisted handle bars from a beach cruiser matched with a used leather saddle.

Twisted handle bars from a beach cruiser matched with a used leather saddle.

A modern racing saddle paired with curvy handle bars to create it own style.

A modern racing saddle paired with curvy handle bars to create it own style.

These designs have been very well received over the years but continuing this successful  theme is always possible.

A totally new look comes about with a multi coloured retro saddle and upturned handle bars.  It didn't look right without the grips.

A totally new look comes about with a multi coloured retro saddle and upturned handle bars.  It didn't look right without the grips.



Less can be more.  A handle bar mounted on a taxidermy plaque is eloquently simple.

Less can be more.  A handle bar mounted on a taxidermy plaque is eloquently simple.