WATCH: Creating Art From Recycled Skateboards

WORDS Lindi Brownell Meiring VIDEOS via Jeremy McNamara on Vimeo and Ando Nesia on Vimeo


Avid skateboarder George Rocha has carved out a career for himself by upcycling old skateboards to create functional works of art, from coffee tables to tap handles.

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“I mean, at the end of the day it’s reusable maple,” says George in the clip. “These skateboards were once being thrown into a landfill, but now they’re being made into works of art that are also functional,” a key aspect of George’s work.

He’s also the man behind Iris Skateboards, which too use recycled skateboards, 20 per board to be exact, to make new, unique decks.

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Visit irisskateboards.com to see more of what George creates.