Bike Storage – when it has to go on display


During the London Design FestivalQuarterre will launch three sculptural bike storage solutions – Hood, Branchline, and Shadow at the show Look Mum No Hands! Designed to support everyday life on two wheels, these premium pieces unite cycling culture with interior design. Display your bikes like works of art.

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Hood

Furniture for Bikes: Sculptural Bike Storage in technology style fashion main home furnishings  Category

Furniture for Bikes: Sculptural Bike Storage in technology style fashion main home furnishings  Category

Furniture for Bikes: Sculptural Bike Storage in technology style fashion main home furnishings  Category

Branchline

Furniture for Bikes: Sculptural Bike Storage in technology style fashion main home furnishings  Category

Furniture for Bikes: Sculptural Bike Storage in technology style fashion main home furnishings  Category

Furniture for Bikes: Sculptural Bike Storage in technology style fashion main home furnishings  Category

Shadow

Space saving bike rack


Designed by Mas Dolor of Madera, Spain, the Bikinibicis is a small and attractive bike storage solution. The wall mount suspends and displays one’s bicycle as part of the room. Made of wood, the design has a natural ease to it, whether simply done with raw timber or customized with lacquer, paint, holes for flower pots, or an ornamental cascade. Each personalized Bikinibicis can stand alone or be topped off with anything from books to decor. Check out the behind-the-scenes video to see this versatile design in the making.

A cage for your Birdy … or brompton


 

With climate change being the hot button topic of the day, word is that alternative methods of transportation are one of the key factors to stabilizing the environment, as well as the next financial ‘big thing’. Industries are quickly trying to be the first to break through in to this profitably promising sector with innovative and interesting new concepts and designs like Dani Miras’s Bike Locker idea. The folding bike Modular Locker is for interior public spaces and creates a light and elegant appearance and also has a fixed wall option.

 

Now who do I know that is handy with wood?? Bike Storage idea


Saw this and thought how great it was/is ….. just to make it now.

the Bike hanger is a prototype for interiors found here …. It uses the minimum of space and lets your bike become the decoration.
Made of oak it has pure lines and square angles. The frame is placed on a lair of cork to protect the frame and the paint.

Another cool Bike Rack: Mind my french


Un beau vélo, ça ne dors pas dehors. Mais comment mettre en valeur le deux roues en intérieur ? C’est à cette question qu’a répondu le studio de design Quarterre avec son Bike Storage. Avec des formes très angulaires, ces rangements pour vos cycles s’intégreront sans mal dans un décor arty. Et comme un bon deux roues est bien plus beau au naturel, les lignes des rangements sont exemptes de fantaisies, gardant un esthétisme fusionné entre le portant et le porté.

Google translate A beautiful bike that does not sleep outside. But how to enhance the two wheels inside? This is the question what did the design studio with his Quarterre Bike Storage. With angular shapes, your cycles will fit without difficulty in an arty setting. And a good two wheels is much more beautiful in the natural lines of storage are free of fantasies, keeping an aesthetic fusion between the port and the port.

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A beautiful bike can’t sleep outside. But how to enhance the two wheels inside ? That is the question on which had worked the design studio Quarterre with his Bike Storage. With angular shapes, this storage for your cycles will fit whithout difficulty in any arty condo. And the fact that a beautiful bike is much more beautiful in natural, the storage lines are free of fantasies, keeping an aesthetic fusion between the carrier and the object.

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Bike storage in flats – always an issue


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Have highlighted a nice bike storage system before – There is a great rack that I highlighted  here ….. but for large flats in the cities the cities the problems are bad – not everyone has a perfect Brompton or Bike Friday that collapses into nothing ….

Article here in the New York Times – interesting in how the bike movement is changing the mindset of developers and those marketing property …..

A tough bike in a hot place


I had a problem I wanted a bike for my trips to Baghdad – I only ever spend 3 weeks here at a time every 6-8 weeks and I was sick of having to drive a loan car while here A HUGE 5.7L beast of a truck the 6km into and away from work every night.

Running was easy but not the nicest as there is a section with a tunnel, no pavement and running with a backpack sucks, so a bike was the solution.

They sell bikes on this base but they are cheap $180 stomp and you break a crank type of bikes. So to bring one of my bikes out could have been possible but a pain. I also had the problem of where I could keep it when I go home or other places.
The solution a new Brompton S6 and a flight-case for it. As I only ever have hand luggage the size is no issue – I am probably still travelling lighter than the average Joe.

Lovely to cycle in the morning – even when it is hot the ride is great – takes about 11min no slower than the old car took but much more liberating

Now its winter but no great shakes about 7C in the morning and up to 18C in the day ….. Lakes here are full of Cormorants, ducks, pied kingfishers, egrets, the odd grey heron and the very large Carp they feed on.

Not the worst commute I have had to do.

Great bike Rack for flat dwellers


After visiting friends in both New York and San Francisco, furniture maker Chris Brigham realized that there was very little effort going towards proper bike management and maintenance coast to coast. The resulting Bike Shelf by the one-man design team (whose graphic design background includes a stint at Google) joins his home furniture line, Knife & Saw.

A cleverly efficient way to store bikes, the solid wood conceals a steel square rod mount for elegantly hanging a bike, doubling as a table-top space for books, keys, flowers and more.

Currently available in solid wood options of Walnut ($300) and Ash ($275), Brigham will custom make it to fit your bike size, and can use different wood preferences if requested. The shelf is made to align with 16″ spaced studs, but can also be adjusted to personal liking.

Get it from Knife & Saw’s site.