By recycling the washing machine drums, a washing machine can live past its time. The art studio L’Atelier d’Orel has created a project where it takes old washing machine spinning drums and creates coffee tables and even illuminated bar cabinets out of them.
DIY anything is extremely popular right now. Forgoing retail to create a truly original piece of furniture or art is a big piece of modern consumerism, these washing machine drums are proof. The spinning drums are filled with colored lights that spill out through the holes in the side and many are outfitted with small, circular table tops.
While they look like lamps, they do serve various other purposes such as storing drinks. L’Atelier d’Orel even teaches people how to make their own so a piece like this could be yours for quite cheap.