Martin Pek signature rings made of his own skates by Diirt upcycling.
The ring is made of stainless steel and the 7 plies maple trees upcycled from Martin’s own skateboards. Swiss made
The colors are originally made by the skateboards industries to get them boards more aesthetics , all skateboards are made of 7 mapple trees plies stuck under pressure.
The colored plies of several boards are selected to match, like reds or blues/breen or in this Martin Pek’s collection the plies where more black, yellow ,green and natural, expect to find differences between each pieces that makes your ring unique.
Martin Pek is Czech skater from Prague, who loves to skate because of the feeling it gives him along with travelling and meeting new people.
He mostly enjoys street skateboarding which for him the best way to grow his reputation in Europe by participating in contests, and he is very proud to have been the winner of one of the biggest contest sin Europe, and with very good timing as it was the 20th anniversary of the Mystic Skate Cup !!! One other great win he will always remember was the Vans Off The Wall Spring Classic at Varezze Italy. His list of accolades goes on but Martin is too humble to go through all of them. He does however always keeps his skateboards with which his won a contest like a precious talisman.Now let’s talk about how the story with Diirt and Martin came to be…Martin wrote to Cedric Chevalley and they discussed and came up with the idea to share the essence of skating to the public through aesthetic items . The dream came true through ‘The Power of Martin’ Signature collection bands*. Martin wishes to share with you the passion, the power and the determination through these winning boards.
Cedric Chevalley, swiss designer (designer and founder of Mood collection) fall since few years in his new addiction : skateboarding, and that drives him to design this new line of jewelry made of upcycled skates.
What he says about :
– I’m very inspired by the upcycling concept because we try to use the best features of the used things not being usable anymore for them first purpose and would be designed to trash without creativity. If we found some genius idea the deal is great like this new rings collection.
The alloy for the ring is made of a surgical steel alloy, the wood is upcycled from real used skateboard’s decks.
the colors are originally made by the skateboards industries to get them boards more aesthetics , all skateboards are made of 7 mapple trees plies stucked under pressure.
The colored plies are selected to match nicely but you will find differences and that makes your ring more unique.
To realize band / rings form decks Cédric has to select carefully the colors but the shapes too, ’cause each brands as several shapes and each manufacturers has them own molds to shape them boards especially. It’s not 2d it’s 3d and the boards to be glued together has to match perfectly, it’s a long and very nice process and has to be done carefully. When the boards are glued together can start the long process established by Cédric especially for that upcycled rings.
The stell is a Hypoallergenic alloy.
what is the meaning of upcycling ?