Upcycled Robot Sculptures by +Brauer

June 24th, 2014 | Robot

Brauer Upcycled Robots - Voltman and Commodor

Brauer Upcycled Robots - Olaf and Eliott

Brauer Upcycled Robots - Lucien and Horton

Bruno Lefevre-Brauer, known as +Brauer, is a graphic designer living in Paris. Over the past 20 years he has designed numerous album covers for French and international artists and pursued his personal artistic expression through painting, photography and sculpture.

The robots seen here are part of a side project in which he creates vintage-style robots from discarded industrial parts. The robot sculptures really come to life at night when the lights come on.

From the artist:

“The beauty of the materials and the venerable patinas express their beauty in the light of day, while at night, it is the turn of the strange, evocative light fittings to reveal their magic. Right from conception, the element of light is an integral part of the artwork: each robot is designed to interact with it’s environment in a different way whether it is turned on or off.”

It’s nice to see these abandoned pieces of machinery repurposed for a creative use. As a future step, I’d love to see these robots animated… maybe in a stop-motion context. It could make for an entertaining short movie.


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