11 Cool Things Made From Old Cassettes

That large suitcase loaded with cassette tapes in your basement had finally found good purpose.

1. Nano Cases

Contexture Design made these iPod nano cases from old cassettes as a limited edition of 45, all of which sold out.

2. Tape Chair

OOO My Design’s chair made out of cassettes is probably not very comfortable, but it looks very cool.

3. Cassette Wallets

There are several methods to make your own cassette wallet, here’s a how-to for this design.

4. Cassette Skulls

Sculptor Brian Dettmer makes skeletons out of melted tapes.

5. Coat Rack


6. Tape Portraits

The artist Erika Iris Simmons makes portraits of famous musicians that integrate tape unspooled from cassettes. This is her rendition of the young Bob Dylan.

7. Belt Buckles



8. Cassette Lamp

Transparent House makes stylish lamps out of old tapes.

9. Cassette Closet

Patrick Schuur’s design was built from 918 tapes, and it serves as a room divider and storage closet.

10. Jewelry Box

This design by Reclaimed Wreckage is made from 14 recycled tapes.

11. Cassette Keyboard

This sculpture of a piano made from various types of cassettes was created for a Harvey Nichols window display.

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