'bikoff' by marcos madia   'seoul cycle design' competition shortlist revealed
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sep 09, 2010
'bikoff' by marcos madia 'seoul cycle design' competition shortlist revealed

‘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

folding mechanism

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to mention that the project is a part of the seoul cycle design competition,
organized by designboom in collaboration with seoul design foundation,
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