‘bikoff’ by marcos madia
‘bikoff’ by marcos madia from argentina is one of the shortlisted design entries
from more than 3000 participants in our recent designboom competition
‘seoul cycle design competition 2010‘ organized in collaboration with seoul design foundation.
designer’s own words:
why not cycle to the office? as the world’s second largest metropolitan area,
seoul should address decreasing cars in administrative office areas. this project
was aimed at those who do not use bicycles, those who drive their cars every
morning to the office. ‘bikoff’ was born to convince these people to leave their
cars and to ride every morning to their offices. ‘bikoff’ is a small foldeable bike
which features a briefcase incorporated into the frame. there is an intimate relationship
between the briefcase and the frame. the briefcase completes the frame, giving it
great structure. both are carbon fiber manufactured, providing minimum weight
and maximum mechanical resistance.
the briefcase can be removed from the frame
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