22 Decorative Objects Ideas Using Old Vinyl Records

Nothing is too much when it comes to the creativity of designers or artists from all over the world. In a digital age, they come up with all sort of  unconventional design  ideas such as recycling old vinyl records and ingeniously transforms them into awesome objects with original and appealing designs which are great for the home. If you are excited about this idea and want some unusual products, see below 22 cool ideas.

Christine Claringbold recycles vinyl records and transform them into  beautiful clocks, bowls, mirrors, cuffs, and garden pinwheels. She has a collection of vinyl objects gorgeously hand painted  with acrylic paints.

design: fruit bowl

design: room divider

design: wicked clock

Paul Cocksedge find a creative way to enhance today’s digital music by creating these elegant vinyl “speaker”s. They are made by transforming old vinyl records through heating and moulding. They amplify sound without the need of electricity.  “Change the record” was released at the London Design Festival 2011. Photos: © Paul Cocksedge.

Estonian designer Pavel Sidorenko create functional and playful products that retains its simplicity, interacting with the space and user. His wall clocks carved in vinyl are ticking on a piano, a chair, a gun or framed by architectural and cultural landmarks of the various European capitals.

design: wall clock “TALLINN”


Hazel from UK uses only scratched records and her interesting objects are handmade through heating forming.

design: pen holder

design: bowl

design: bookends

Portuguese designer Luis Teixeira creates lighting made of all sort of materials that otherwise would have gone to trash. He has for example a series of chandeliers made ​​of those metal hangers that we receive from dry clothes. A lamp base of your disks store the creative collection of vinyl that you didn’t want to separate from.

Designer Jeff Davis’ creations, from Vinylux,  have been already exhibited in several museums. He recycles  records and transforms them into bowls, cups or pads watches.

design: mirror (22 inch) framed in 7 inch records with unique design

design: bowls

design: LP clock

design: contemporary and iconic jewelry

Humor is the basic ingredient for designers from Spinning Hat. They have some examples of original, playful products objects that make people smile. They are perfect as gifts.  Not wonder they were again nominated in 2011,  for the Gift of the Year United Kingdom.

design: vinyl coasters

design: bowl

design: bookends

The Greatful Thread is a design studio in the UK  which is recycling special discs and turn them into clocks with custom design in the shape of a record stylus.


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  7. Jasa Arsitek says:

    the idea was so inspiring me !
    i think i can do like you do to my notebook parts, i have a ton of notebook part in my house. I will make a clock with my 2.5″ hdd

  8. Chris says:

    I have some records I would like to give the people who work with it. Pls. Contact me if u r interest on it. just if u really want to take it with u. Don’t let me waste my time

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