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birdman

birdman is accent paper mache floor lamp

matador

the matador is an accent paper mache floor lamp

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled table lamp

Ravi is an upcycled table lamp made from scrapped metal - more specifically, an ice bucket and loads of loose hardware. He is part of the JUNKIES collection launched in 2011 by the JUNK MUNKEZ which were showcased in Fanfreluche L'atelier's "Trashy Treasures" collective upcycled art/design exhibition located in the gentrified neighborhood of Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon.

JUNK MUNKEZ-Upcycled bagpipe planter

This flashy bag piper planter is made from scrapped metal - more specifically, a broken beverage shaker and loads of faulty restaurant cutlery. He is part of the JUNKIES collection launched in 2011 by the JUNK MUNKEZ which were showcased in Fanfreluche L'atelier's "Trashy Treasures" collective upcycled art/design exhibition located in the gentrified neighborhood of Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon.

JUNK MUNKEZ-Upcycled flutist planter

This flashy flutist planter is made from scrapped metal - more specifically, a broken beverage shaker and loads of faulty restaurant cutlery. He is part of the JUNKIES collection launched in 2011 by the JUNK MUNKEZ which were showcased in Fanfreluche L'atelier's "Trashy Treasures" collective upcycled art/design exhibition located in the gentrified neighborhood of Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon.

JUNK MUNKEZ-Upcycled Planter

This flashy flutist planter is made from scrapped metal - more specifically, a broken beverage shaker and loads of faulty restaurant cutlery. He is part of the JUNKIES collection launched in 2011 by the JUNK MUNKEZ which were showcased in Fanfreluche L'atelier's "Trashy Treasures" collective upcycled art/design exhibition located in the gentrified neighborhood of Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon.

JUNK MUNKEZ-Upcycled Knight planter

This brave knight planter is made from scrapped metal - more specifically, an old MEA (Middle East Airlines) teapot and loads of faulty restaurant cutlery. He is part of the JUNKIES collection launched in 2011 by the JUNK MUNKEZ which were showcased in Fanfreluche L'atelier's "Trashy Treasures" collective upcycled art/design exhibition located in the gentrified neighborhood of Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon.

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled ship planter

This dramatic mutinied ship planter is made from scrapped metal - more specifically, an old school 50's style retro teapot and loads of faulty restaurant cutlery. He is part of the JUNKIES collection launched in 2011 by the JUNK MUNKEZ which were showcased in Fanfreluche L'atelier's "Trashy Treasures" collective upcycled art/design exhibition located in the gentrified neighborhood of Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon.

JUNK MUNKEZ-Upcycled jouster planter

This confidently drunk midieval jouster planter is made from scrapped metal - more specifically, a 70's retro teapot and loads of faulty restaurant cutlery. He is part of the JUNKIES collection launched in 2011 by the JUNK MUNKEZ which were showcased in Fanfreluche L'atelier's "Trashy Treasures" collective upcycled art/design exhibition located in the gentrified neighborhood of Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon.

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled yogi planter

This meditating yogi planter is made from scrapped metal - more specifically, a broken Turkish coffee pot and loads of faulty restaurant cutlery. He is part of the JUNKIES collection launched in 2011 by the JUNK MUNKEZ which were showcased in Fanfreluche L'atelier's "Trashy Treasures" collective upcycled art/design exhibition located in the gentrified neighborhood of Mar Mikhael, Beirut, Lebanon.

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled can sculpture

Srgt Pepper was a private commission by the JUNK MUNKEZ. He is made of upcycled tin cans, loose hardware bits, and some plastic for his helmut and mighty bazooka gun.

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled bulb puppet

Bob the electric scrap puppet was just the first prototype in our upcycled puppet series. They later served a dual function as table lamps when not in use. He remains a JUNK MUNKEZ favorite!

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled can doll

Eleanor Tinby was a playful attempt for a kid's workshop module we had in mind to run.

JUNK MUNKEZ - Ucycled lamp moby dick

The Flight of Moby Dick is a fantasy piece meant as a wall mounted ambiance lamp. The whale was die cut and folded into shape with a scrapped piece of aluminum construction sheet, and the balloon is made from a 1935 flash bulb guard.

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled jewelry

These hardware tid bits were brought back to life and around your necks with our upcycled jewelry line - JUNK FUNK. We were able to achieve a lot of personality albeit the size of the pieces!

chirp-byrd

Byrd is a hand carved scrap wood sculpture

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled scrap wood

This wooden robot table lamp was a commissioned gift for the holidays. A.S.H was made from scrapped garden branches and loose hardware bits. The leaf in the magical crystal ball is a leaf left behind in a Victor Hugo book by a deceased relative. This piece was meant to pay homage to the special person behind the carefully preserved leaf.

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled night light

This upcycled planet night light was also a commissioned gift made from paper pulp. We achieved different opacities, transparencies and textures by using scrapped tissue paper and trashed newspapers.

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled mask

Seth, the upcycled paper mache mask, was part of an work in progress entitled "The Infernals" which are legendary and mythical demons brought to life by different cultures around the globe throughout history. Seth was believed to be the guardian of the underworld in ancient egypt. This mask was my interpretation of the dark lord.

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled masks

"Scrapped" was a prototype for a children's family program workshop in conjunction with Sursock Museum's Willy Aractingi exhibit in Beirut, Lebanon. We used scrapped textiles found in industrial textile factory dumpsters and upcycled them into wearable kid friendly and eco friendly masks to replicate the fantastical animals Willy Aractingi painted throughout his career.

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled masks

"Scrapped" was a prototype for a children's family program workshop in conjunction with Sursock Museum's Willy Aractingi exhibit in Beirut, Lebanon. We used scrapped textiles found in industrial textile factory dumpsters and upcycled them into wearable kid friendly and eco friendly masks to replicate the fantastical animals Willy Aractingi painted throughout his career.

Junk Munkez - Upcycled Cd masks

"Disc-guised" was a prototype created for a series of upcycled art workshops in the International College (IC) of Beirut as well as the American Community School (ACS) in Beirut. This module made its way into the school festivals via the support and sponsorship of Bank Med in Lebanon.

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled CD masks

"Disc-guised" was a prototype created for a series of upcycled art workshops in the International College (IC) of Beirut as well as the American Community School (ACS) in Beirut. This module made its way into the school festivals via the support and sponsorship of Bank Med in Lebanon.

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled daruma dolls

This set of Daruma dolls was a commissioned holiday gift just in time for the new year. These upcycled Japanese paper mache daruma dolls. These traditional dolls are a symbol of good fortune and wishes to be granted. The left pupil is drawn in when a wish is made, and the right pupil is drawn in when the wish is fulfilled. The dolls gaze will forever guide you forward and with a weighted plaster vase they are in fact tumbler dolls - never able to fall down without standing right back up!

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled cardboard box

B-box was created as a prototype for a children's upcycled art workshop in conjunction with the Amine El Basha exhibit showcased in the Sursock Museum located in the heart of Beirut, Lebanon. The cardboard sculpture took the process of the artist himself- where found objects were collaged and juxtaposed to form double sided ready made sculptures. This method was then implemented by two big groups of eager lil artist hands in a series of workshops created for the museum's family program.

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled cardboard box

B-box was created as a prototype for a children's upcycled art workshop in conjunction with the Amine El Basha exhibit showcased in the Sursock Museum located in the heart of Beirut, Lebanon. The cardboard sculpture took the process of the artist himself- where found objects were collaged and juxtaposed to form double sided ready made sculptures. This method was then implemented by two big groups of eager lil artist hands in a series of workshops created for the museum's family program.

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled cardboard toy

Yuri the cardboard box toy astronaut was made to pay homage to the first Russian cosmonaut. This toy is made from 2 cardboard box packages and the bottom half of a 5 Liter water gallon. He stayed in our Beirut based studio for many years :)

JUNK MUNKEZ -Upcycled shadow puppets

The Sleepy Dragon Inn is a shadow puppet theater that is played out as an analog video game in which the shadow puppet characters have to find creative ways to escape Rover, the evil inn keeper... But little do the players know that Rover has secret traps set up all around the premises! This participatory workshop was created for the Sursock Museum's family program in conjunction with the "Fabrik" exhibition showcased and inspired from Hito Steryl's "Factory of the Sun" video installation.

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled light box

This Upcycled paper diarama was installed in upcycled wooden crates and wall mounted as an accent piece in Meraki's Dance studio in Jal el Dib, Lebanon. This was a commissioned piece which combines the lightness of meditation, yoga and dance at the center.

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled kamishibai

This upcycled cardboard box kamishibai was prototyped for Sursock Museum's Willy Aractingi exhibit in which his Abla and Antar paintings took life in a storytelling family program workshop for children which introduced the millenials to the long lost and age old pleasures of Kamishibai theaters.

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled fan cage

Our Halo collection upcycled fan cage halves and makes them shine through colorful pallettes of woven yarn!

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled washer drums

Knit-Knacks were part of our brand launch collection in the "TrashyTreasures" exhibit curated by Fanfreluche L'atelier back in 2011 alongside 20+ green Lebanese artists and designers. They are a collection of upcycled and embroidered washing machine drum stools. The seats are also upcycled fan cage halves which have been stuffed and upholstered into colorful seats. The stools have secret storage compartments for those personal knick-kncks lying around!

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcyled washer drums

Knit-Knacks were part of our brand launch collection in the "TrashyTreasures" exhibit curated by Fanfreluche L'atelier back in 2011 alongside 20+ green Lebanese artists and designers. They are a collection of upcycled and embroidered washing machine drum stools. The seats are also upcycled fan cage halves which have been stuffed and upholstered into colorful seats. The stools have secret storage compartments for those personal knick-kncks lying around!

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled washer drum

Knit-Knacks were part of our brand launch collection in the "TrashyTreasures" exhibit curated by Fanfreluche L'atelier back in 2011 alongside 20+ green Lebanese artists and designers. They are a collection of upcycled and embroidered washing machine drum stools. The seats are also upcycled fan cage halves which have been stuffed and upholstered into colorful seats. The stools have secret storage compartments for those personal knick-kncks lying around!

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled washer drum

Knit-Knacks were part of our brand launch collection in the "TrashyTreasures" exhibit curated by Fanfreluche L'atelier back in 2011 alongside 20+ green Lebanese artists and designers. They are a collection of upcycled and embroidered washing machine drum stools. The seats are also upcycled fan cage halves which have been stuffed and upholstered into colorful seats. The stools have secret storage compartments for those personal knick-kncks lying around!

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled washer drum

Knit-Knacks were part of our brand launch collection in the "TrashyTreasures" exhibit curated by Fanfreluche L'atelier back in 2011 alongside 20+ green Lebanese artists and designers. They are a collection of upcycled and embroidered washing machine drum stools. The seats are also upcycled fan cage halves which have been stuffed and upholstered into colorful seats. The stools have secret storage compartments for those personal knick-kncks lying around!

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled washer drum

Knit-Knacks were part of our brand launch collection in the "TrashyTreasures" exhibit curated by Fanfreluche L'atelier back in 2011 alongside 20+ green Lebanese artists and designers. They are a collection of upcycled and embroidered washing machine drum stools. The seats are also upcycled fan cage halves which have been stuffed and upholstered into colorful seats. The stools have secret storage compartments for those personal knick-kncks lying around!

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled plastic lamps

Monsters in my Closet turned Imaginary Friends, were prototyped for Sursock Museum's family program children's workshop in conjunction with the collective environmental awareness exhibit. These pieces are made from 1 Liter and 5 Liter gallon plastic water bottles.

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled glass lamp

Dracul was part of our "Boondoggle" upcycled glass bottle lamps / night lights. These were prototyped for a crowdfunding campaign and have since served as workshop modules for children and family programs.

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled plastic lamps

Monsters in my Closet turned Imaginary Friends, were prototyped for Sursock Museum's family program children's workshop in conjunction with the collective environmental awareness exhibit. These pieces are made from 1 Liter and 5 Liter gallon plastic water bottles.

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled plastic lamps

Monsters in my Closet turned Imaginary Friends, were prototyped for Sursock Museum's family program children's workshop in conjunction with the collective environmental awareness exhibit. These pieces are made from 1 Liter and 5 Liter gallon plastic water bottles.

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled plastic lamps

Monsters in my Closet turned Imaginary Friends, were prototyped for Sursock Museum's family program children's workshop in conjunction with the collective environmental awareness exhibit. These pieces are made from 1 Liter and 5 Liter gallon plastic water bottles.

JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled plastic bag

Alien abduction was just one in a series of space invading upcycled plastic children's bags. They served as prototypes for children's workshops and family program modules.

JUNK MUNKEZ

Mustard Einstein was a prototype for our very first children's workshop hosted at the Garden Show in Beirut's Hippodrome. He served to demonstrate how household plastic waste can be given a new life as a DIY toy.

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JUNK MUNKEZ - Upcycled glass lamp

Dracul was part of our "Boondoggle" upcycled glass bottle lamps / night lights. These were prototyped for a crowdfunding campaign and have since served as workshop modules for children and family programs.