Cute Robot Sculptures Made From Recycled Materials

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French-sculptor Gille Monte Ruici makes his adorably-quaint robot sculptures using only metal parts salvaged from junk. He collects old tin cans, fire extinguishers, mechanical tools, toasters, kitchen utensils and many other objects, and later gives them a new lease of life by using them as body parts for his creations. The artist says that he gives each one of his unique robots a highly improbable backstory, which often happens to be a disreputable one!

The sculptor, on his creative process:

All the assemblies are done by screw or bolts. Metal and the sheet are ideal for this kind of fixings. I like the matter, easy to work, with particular reflections, patinated, and which, pickled well, is harmonized easily. In general, I don’t have any preconceived idea, I work only with “my visual instinct”. The shape of found equipment will be born, a trunk, a wild glance, a pair of arms… either the final vision is immediate, or the idea of the potential must matured and will emerge later on.

Ruici’s robots have been exhibited at the +Brauer Gallery and later at Intel’s “Geek So In #9” event, in Paris last year. You can visit his blog and Flickr galleries to see many more images of his robots (including ones showing them indulging in bad behavior). 

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Retro Robots Made From Recycled Junk

I just fell in love with these retro-styled ‘robot’ lamps created by +Brauer, a sculptor and painter from France. He creates his lovely pieces using discarded industrial materials, in effect, breathing new life into them.HORTON (BD)

“In our modern world, where objects often have a single life, I aim at inventing a new existence for them by diverting them from their initial function. I particularly like the robust appearance of used steel and industrial materials. When I put them together, they start a new life as unique pieces of art, in which each component can tell its own story.”

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